Potomac State College of WVU is committed to providing as safe an environment as possible for the entire campus community.
University Police -- 304-788-6930
Emergencies On Campus -- 9-911
Emergencies Off Campus -- 911
Non-Emergency 911-- 304-788-4106
The University Police department enforces West Virginia state law and College rules and regulations, patrols campus property, handles traffic and parking matters, answers complaints, and conducts investigations stemming from complaints. We also provide crime prevention, victim assistance, and public safety information to students, faculty, staff, and college visitors, through formal presentations, news releases, brochures, publications, and individual services.
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.
To be recognized as best in the state for community safety through partnership building.
VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES- West Virginia University P.O.L.I.C.E. VALUES
We value professionalism by having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, direction and by being dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community.
We will always strive to honor the law and uphold the law and oath of our profession.
We will be loyal to the campus community, the department and its members, and to the standards of our profession. Loyalty is the foundation upon which trust is built within our department and the community we serve.
We value honor and truthfulness and hold ourselves to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.
We value commitment as vital to our department through the development of ethical leadership. We will devote our time in the workplace to the development of relationships; strategies, information and the delivery of quality police services.
We will demonstrate integrity and honor in all our actions.
"At the core of an agency is a set of values and underlying philosophy that defines its reason for existence. The department's culture reflects these values in its structure and management, and through these values, members learn what actions are important."
-Charles R. Swanson -- Policed Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behaviors