The EWU Police Department strongly embraces the philosophy of Community Policing in its daily operations and functions. Community Policing is based upon a partnership between the police and the community whereby the police and the community share responsibility for identifying, reducing, eliminating and preventing problems that impact community safety and order. By working together, the police and the community can reduce the fear and incidence of crime. In this effort, the community and police work as partners to identify and prioritize issues, and share the responsibility for the development and implementation of proactive problem-solving strategies to address identified issues.
Sergeant Hill presenting a challenge coin to former EWUPD Sergeant Cindy Reed.
Officer Moore participating in the Cheney Rocks events.
Sergeant Bermudez and Officer Moore at EWU Special Olympics.
Officer Archie and K9 Hilani interacting with community members (former EWU Police Chief Vic Wallace) at an EWU football practice.
Officer Archie and K9 Hilani with a local Cub Scout pack.
EWU Police Cadets working at a Vehicle Safety Check just before winter break.
Sergeant Gerard talking with local residents at the Cheney swimming pool.
Officer Yelenich and Sergeant Gerard visiting with Africana Studies faculty.
Officer Archie and K9 Hilani attending a Women Helping Women luncheon in 2017.
Bike patrol officers handing out Maverik's reward coupons to Cheney kids.
Chief Walters and Officer Moore playing basketball in the Campus Rec Spring Shootout.
Kappa Sigma members thanking officers for their service.
The Adopt-A-Cop program was developed as a means to establish a rapport between the University Police Department and the student population. Generally, Adopt-A-Cop officers engage in such activities as giving various presentations to the students and educating them on important issues. Adopt-A-Cop presentations cover a range of topics including personal safety, drug and alcohol awareness, sexual assault awareness, and self defense classes. This involvement establishes a rapport and provides a visible role model to students.
Below are assignment of officers to residence halls:
|Louise Anderson Hall||Villasano|
|snyamncut Hall||Christianson (pending)|
Officers are also assigned to academic and administrative buildings:
|Arts Complex (Arts, Music, Communications, R-TV and Theatre)||Schmitter|
|Computing & Engineering, Cadet Hall and Cheney Hall||Karlis|
|Science Building, JFK Library and Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse||Bermudez|
|Monroe Hall and Indian Education Center||Villasano|
|Huston Hall and Sutton Hall||Yelenich|
|Martin Hall and Williamson Hall||Bickley|
|Kingston Hall, Senior Hall, Showalter Hall||Moore|
|Patterson Hall, Tawanka Hall, and Hargreaves Hall||Gerard|
|Archives Building, EWU Children's Center and Isle Hall||Archie|
Coffee with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together, over coffee, to discuss issues and learn more about each other. This provides opportunities to build relationships and break down barriers to communication with the community we serve by showing that we are a part of the fabric of the community and have an interest in our students, faculty and staff. Coffee with a Cop is scheduled once per month during the academic year from 8:00 to 11:00 am in the JFK Library lobby.
Mentoring Greek System
EWU Police Department works closely with Greek Life to mentor students on alcohol and drug awareness, healthy relationships, healthy choices, career advice, and volunteer opportunities. This is accomplished through presentations, seminars, and attendance at monthly meetings.
Teddy Bear Drive
Through teddy bear donations from our EWU Community, and local organizations such as the Washington State Patrol, we have been able to help provide a little bit of comfort, for those who are in need of it. The teddy bear drive encompasses the core values of the EWU Police Departments mission to better serve our community.
Safety Tips for Students Living in Residence Halls
EWU Police Department tweets "K9 Hilani's Tip of the Week for Residence Halls," These tips address topics such as safety while walking on campus, winter driving, protecting your electronics and other belongings, social media safety, sexual assault awareness, etc. The program was implemented in November 2017.
Cuts with a Cop
Officer Randy Moore gives free haircuts in the residence halls several times per year. In addition to free haircuts, this gives students one-on-one time to learn more about our department and create a rapport with an officer.
Reading with a Cop
Police officer relationships with children are critically important. The way police interact with children in a community can have significant impacts on police effectiveness and safety. Reading with a Cop is intended to be a fun and imaginative activity, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them, and helps build relationships with our community children.