GWU Police Car

University Police

Contact University Police at (704) 406-4444 if you are off-campus or at extension 4444 if you are on-campus.

The University Police Department is a multi-functional service agency dedicated to the protection of the University community through local, state, and federal laws. Crime prevention and campus safety are shared responsibilities that require the cooperation and involvement of students and employees alongside the seven full-time officers who have been certified by the N.C. Attorney General's Office. Officers patrol the entire campus on foot, Segways, and in marked/unmarked University Police vehicles. The University Police Department is located in the Poston Center and operates on a 365 day, 24-hour basis.



  • Critical Incident Plan
  • Emergency Alerts
  • Traffic Control
  • Engraving
  • Educational Seminars
  • A 24-hour Emergency Number
  • Vehicle Entry Service for Lock-outs
  • Vehicle Jump-starts
  • Safety Escort Service on Campus

"This community is only as safe as those living in it choose to make it. Personal safety is something we all need to take very seriously." - Police Chief Barry Johnson