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 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.
- Wake Forest uses a mass notification software that will enable Wake Alert messages to be delivered rapidly through several communication methods such as posts to the Wake Alert website, a banner at the top of the University homepage, text messaging, e-mail, voice mail (for mobile phones), Twitter (@WakeAlert) and Facebook (Wake Alert). The University may also activate outdoor and indoor audio alert systems.
- Be sure to update your cell phone number to receive emergency text alerts and voice messages.
- The LiveSafe mobile app is free and makes it easy to engage with the Wake Forest University Police Department. The app allows direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer SafeWalk tool.
- 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.
- 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:
- the University Counseling Center, which provides confidential mental health counseling;
- the Safe Office, which provides confidential support to students who have experienced sexual or relationship violence;
- the Student Health Service provides confidential health care to students;
- the Office of the Chaplain, which provides confidential pastoral care to victims of crime;
- the University’s Title IX Office, which investigates cases of sexual misconduct and offers other support to students, faculty and staff (see “how to get support” on and off campus);
- the Employee Assistance Program, which provides work-life wellness services for University employees;
- the Report Bias system to report an act or behavior motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity;
- the Police Advisory Board serves as a connection between the community and the WFU Police.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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