Safety and Security Resources for the WFU Community

A message from Wake Forest University’s Chief of Police Regina Lawson

As Wake Forest begins the academic year, it is a good time to remind our community about University resources related to safety and security:

Wake Alert

  • Wake Alert is the University’s mass notification system for communicating about situations affecting safety and security. In addition, Wake Ready offers considerable information about emergency preparedness, key University contacts and more.


University Shuttles

  • Wake Forest Transportation and Parking Services offers a network of free shuttles to the University community, covering locations such as off-campus apartments, Wake Downtown and shopping areas. Throughout the night, the OnCall demand shuttle is available daily during the academic year. More information is available on the Ride the Wake website.
  • The Transloc Rider app can be used to catch a ride and track University shuttles through GPS technology as well as keep you updated on service interruptions or route changes.

University Police

  • The University Police Department can be reached at 336-758-5911. If using a campus phone, call 911. In non-emergencies, University Police can be reached at 336-758-5591 or, when using a campus phone, at 311.
  • Anonymous tips can be made to University Police through the LiveSafe app or the Silent Witness form on the University Police website.
  • The University Police Department, located in Alumni Hall, is staffed 24/7. If the building’s exterior door leading to the department’s offices is locked, a phone at the entrance can be used to gain entry.
  • Get to know the Resource Officer assigned to your residence hall or building.
  • Take Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class, which is training is taught by certified instructors.

Other Support Services

In addition to the University Police Department and the department’s Victim Support Program, support services include:

Wake Forest is committed to a comprehensive approach to providing a safe and inclusive community where students, faculty, staff and visitors may experience a sense of security and belonging. The University police are here to help, and we welcome you to visit our office in Alumni Hall. You may also email questions or concerns to