West Virginia University Police Department received its highest ranking—13th—in The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey, a validation of the department’s commitment to keeping WVU safe and secure through community policing and prevention. The department has finished in the top 20 in the rankings for four consecutive years.
The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey is a reliable database to compare and measure various organizations in an effort to create a benchmarking program among security organizations. The results will enable organizations to answer the question, “Where Do I Stand?” as a basis of an ongoing peer review process.
The results of the survey are based on information from several sources including data supplied directly by university organizations and public resources and records. Sectors were measured and evaluated on metrics among peer organizations.
“Safety and security is a reflection on the quality of life within our campus community and this survey validates the work that is being done to improve our campus' quality of life,” said Bob Roberts, West Virginia University Police Chief. “Our police department is only a reflection of the campus and we are very fortunate to have such a great community to serve.”
The WVUPD has completed accreditation and this survey continues to highlight the University’s efforts to make the campus a safe place for our staff, students, and guests.
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