Police Advisory Board Police Advisory Board

Our Mission:

  • To achieve a greater understanding of the duties and role of the WSU Police Department in the WSU community in order to serve as a bridge of understanding between the WSU Police Department and the WSU community.
  • To increase the visibility of the committee members among their colleagues in order to effectively represent the desires and needs of those individuals to the WSU Police Department.
  • To serve as a community force to enhance public safety.

Serving the WSU community since 1996, the Police Advisory Board’s main goal is to serve as a connection between the WSU campus community and the WSU Police. The board is comprised of students, faculty and staff from all areas and departments on campus. We seek to share WSU’s community input on matters pertaining to police service and campus safety issues. The board also functions as a sounding board for the Chief of Police on various issues or concerns involving the department and the WSU community addressing specific incidents and on broader matters of policy and procedure. We also make recommendations to the WSU Police on the promotion of public awareness.

In an effort to expand community alliances, the board meets once a year with the Pullman Police Advisory Board to discuss overlapping concerns and contribute any information regarding the WSU campus community.

The WSU Police Advisory Board meets the first Tuesday of every month during the academic year.

If you would like to submit a public safety issue or concern to the board please contact Kim Barrett at 509-335-5178 or kim_barrett@wsu.edu

News and Events

WSU Police: Face to Face Forums

The WSU Police Advisory Board presents WSU Police: Face to Face Forums giving WSU police officers and the WSU community an opportunity to meet.  The three forums we have planned feature a different aspect of WSU policing and student life.  Safety issues will also be addressed and each forum will include an open Q & A session for students, faculty, staff and community members to talk to the officers.  These events are open to the public.

Fall 2012

  • Forum 1:  Behind the Badge: A View from the Other Side
    September 20th, 2012: CUB Lounge 4:00pm – 5:00pm

    Come meet some of the WSU & Pullman police officers who work on and around the WSU campus.  Learn about the people behind the badge and hear some of their stories and experiences from being police officers, and hear what it’s like working with college students from an officer’s perspective.  This forum will also feature a Q&A session that will allow the audience can ask any questions they may have to our panel of officers.

  • Forum 2:  Coming Soon!

For application for board membership please contact us.

For more information email: kim_barrett@wsu.edu