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Law Enforcement Responsibilities

Washburn University Police Department has all the responsibilities and authority of any law enforcement agency.  These include:
  • Patrolling campus parking lots and buildings on foot, on bicycles or in vehicles.
  • Enforcement of state laws and city ordinances, including traffic ordinances, on campus.
  • Investigate criminal activity and complaints and make arrests when necessary.
  • Enforce university parking regulations and keep streets and parking lots unobstructed.
  • Investigate motor vehicle accidents on campus.
  • Respond to fire and burglary alarms.
  • Respond to medical emergencies on campus

WUPD also provides several services that are only available to individuals while on campus.  These include:

  • Assisting vehicle owners locked out of their vehicles
  • Assisting vehicle owners with jump starts of their disable vehicles.
  • Providing safety escorts.
  • Providing a law enforcement presence at sporting events.

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509,

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