The Washburn University Police Department is committed to providing a safe campus and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We will respond to all law enforcement and safety needs to allow Washburn University to fulfill its education mission. We understand the diversity of the community we serve and will provide excellent service and respect for diversity and cultural differences. We will work with the community and other law enforcement agencies in a cooperative effort to prevent crime and provide the highest quality service through education, enforcement and community service at Washburn University.
Washburn University Police Department (WUPD) is a certified law enforcement agency with the same responsibilities and authority as a city police agency or a sheriffs department. WUPD was established in 1996 in response to a need to make access to law enforcement more timely and practical for individuals on campus. Officers, staff and communications specialists are guided in their daily activities by our core values.
To contact WUPD call (785) 670-1153 or extension 1153 from on campus phones.
WUPD is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has a staff of:
15 full time certified law enforcement officers
2 in the command staff
1 campus resource officer
9 patrol officers
7 part time certified law enforcement officers
4 full time communications specialists
1 office assistant
The Washburn University Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a hit and run accident. Please follow the link for more information.Hit and Run Bulletin
The Washburn Police Department currently has a vacancy for University Police Officer. If you or someone you know is interested in a career in law enforcement please check out the link for more information.University Police Officer Position Announcement
Due to ongoing construction projects on the east side of campus several streets and parking lots are closed. If you are visiting the campus please take a look at the map so you can avoid the construction areas.Campus Construction