Director's Letter

Dear Campus Community,

Welcome to Eastern Washington University. As the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, I am very involved with the safety and security of our students and staff here at Eastern.

Nationally, the safety and security of all university campuses has become a priority and EWU is no exception. We are very proactive in our efforts to keep students, faculty, and staff safe and secure from possible threats. Safety and security is overseen by the Eastern Washington University Police Department. Our police department has 13 commissioned police officers who are sworn to enforce all federal, state, and local laws. Our department's primary jurisdiction is the 325 acre campus, which includes a population of over 12,000 students and more than 1,300 staff members.

Over the past year, we have initiated new programs designed to enable our students and staff to be more informed, aware and active in the safety and security aspect of our campus community life. The E2Campus (EWU Alerts) program sends emergency text messages to cell phones and emails to students, parents or staff. We also provide staff and students with training programs that teach personal safety methods and techniques that may be helpful if faced with an emergency on or off campus.

Our university continues to utilize other safety/security programs that have been successful in the past, such as: the 911 Code Blue Light Stations, the escort services for students and staff, the vehicle unlock program, the vehicle battery jump program and the anonymous tip line telephone number 509.359.4286, just to list a few. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you need a police officer immediately, at any time, day or night, the police can be reached at the following dispatch telephone number: 509.535.9233. The University Police administration office is open during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, and can be contacted by dialing 509.359.6310.

I invite you to review this Annual Security Report/Clery Act Report very carefully. It is filled with information that will be helpful to anyone who may need safety and security resources during their time here at Eastern Washington University. It also provides our annual crime statistics.

If you have any safety or security questions or concerns during your time here at EWU, I encourage you to contact the EWU Police Department and speak to either myself or my staff, who are dedicated to serving our community.

Learn Well and Be Safe,

Chief Tim Walters

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

Chief T. Walters

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