Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance

Bob Roberts
Director and Chief
Phone 304-293-2677 (COPS)
Fax 304-293-2589
PO BOX 6563


Welcome to the WVU Police Department

Crime Map Archives

The University Police Department was created in 1961 by an act of the WV Legislature to maintain law and order on the West Virginia University campuses by working to prevent crime and by apprehending perpetrators when crimes do occur. This department is now one of the larger police departments in the state and serves a diverse community with a focus on service and protection.

We look forward to serving your needs while visiting, studying, living or working at our campus.


To enhance the quality of life in our community, the West Virginia University Police commit to preventing crime, preserving the peace and protecting lives and property by enforcing the laws of our state in a just, impartial, and equitable manner.


To be recognized as best in the state for community safety through partnership building.

WVU Police Department Organizational Chart