The University Police Department at West Virginia University campuses work hard to prevent crime and by apprehending perpetrators when crimes do occur. This department is now one of the larger police departments in the state and serves a diverse community with a focus on service and protection. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community. The West Virginia University Police commit to preventing crime, preserving the peace and protecting lives and property by enforcing the laws of our state in a just, impartial, and equitable manner. We look forward to serving your needs while visiting, studying, living or working at our campus.