Community Outreach

Community Policing

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.

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Sgt. Gerard and Officer Ewen during Cheney's Santa Tour.

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Det. Schmitter with EWU basketball players (Grove brothers) after a game.

Officers with Africana Studies coordinator

Officer Yelenich and Sergeant Gerard visiting with Africana Studies faculty.

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"Take-Back" event for unused and expired drugs and medication.

Officer Archie and K9 Hilani with a local Cub Scout pack.

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EWU Police Cadets working at a Vehicle Safety Check  just before winter break.


Officer Kelly greeting dogs in Sutton Park.

Officers participating in 3 on 3 basketball

Officer Archie and K9 Hilani interacting with community members (former EWU Police Chief Vic Wallace) at an EWU football practice.


Officer Kelly and Swoop.

Officer Archie at Women Helping Women luncheon.

Chief Walters and Officer Moore playing basketball in the Campus Rec Spring Shootout.


Officer Kelly watching the dunk tank at the Last Blast-The Blitz event.

Officer Archie implemented a clothing drive.

Bike patrol officers handing out Maverik's reward coupons to Cheney kids.


Sergeant Gerard talking with local residents at the Cheney swimming pool.

Cadets checking EWU community vehicles

Kappa Sigma members thanking officers for their service.


Sgt. Hill presenting a challenge coin to former Sgt. Cindy Reed.

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.

Safety Tips for Students Living in Residence Halls

EWU Police Department tweets tips that 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.

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.