Campus Safety

There Is Nothing On Campus More Valuable Than You.

Campus Emergence IllustrationThe Wake Forest University Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are a full-service department with a 24-hour communications center, security officers and commissioned police officers. To help you learn more about programs, services and the operation of University Police, please browse the website at

Available Resources

  • Follow the WFU Police Department on Facebook.
  • Get the LiveSafe App! Live chat with police communications, give anonymous tips or safe walk with a friend.
  • Check out the Resource Officer page to find out who your building resource officer is.


Emergency: 336.758.5911
Non-Emergency: 336.758.5591

P.O. Box 7686, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Alumni Hall 104


Wake Alert

The University’s Wake Alert website is the primary source of information on emergencies:

WFU Google Mail

The University will send a message to all WFU Google Mail addresses of students, staff and faculty.


Wake Alert website announcements will appear on Twitter. Follow @WakeAlert

Indoor Alert System

Many academic and administrative buildings have advanced fire alarm systems that can to announce an emergency using speakers in particular common areas. The messages are pre-recorded.

Outdoor Warning System

An alert message will be broadcast outdoors using speakers that activate a siren and announce a brief pre-recorded or live message.

Text Messaging

The University will send brief text messages to students, faculty and staff who have registered their cell phones on WIN. Undergraduates must register for the messages by providing their cell phone numbers when they register for classes each fall.

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