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Welcome to the WVU Police Department

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.

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For more information about emergency resources, go to

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24/7 Communications Center

(304) 293-3136

Police Administrative Office

(304) 293-6873


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WVU PD Input Form