Wichita State University is constantly focused on maintaining a safe, secure learning environment. The University Police Department, staffed with more than 45 officers and student cadets, is a round-the-clock presence on the WSU campus. In addition to patrols and traffic control, its officers provide security services such as safety escorts and auto assists.
The University Police can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 911. There are also has 20 emergency call boxes strategically located on campus and residence hall grounds that instantly connect to the University Police Department dispatcher in case of an emergency. The boxes have the capability for two-way communication with the dispatcher, but two-way communication is not essential. When the student presses the button, the department will automatically dispatch an officer to the location of the emergency call box, a spoken warning will sound and the strobe light on the top of the pole will flash.
Adding to the security of the campus is the close cooperation between the University Police Department and the City of Wichita. The Wichita Police Department's Patrol North Bureau is just one block west of campus. Also within blocks of campus is the Wichita Fire Department's Fire Station No. 10, which is home to the city's Hazardous Materials Response Team. Both facilities are directly connected to the University Police Department's communications system.
Clery Act compliant
Wichita State University is fully compliant with the The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and gathers and discloses complete statistics about crime on and near the WSU campus. The University Police Department also posts security alerts to keep the university community aware of possible threats.