University Police 2013 Ipad Giveaway
In 2010 University Police started a social media driven campaign to get students engaged with their social media pages. University Police encourage students to “Like” the page in order to win a free iPad. WFUP had several objectives for using social media and an enhanced marketing strategy. First, the department wanted to increase transparency. Second, they wanted to increase their community’s awareness of the services that the department provided. Finally, WFUP wanted to be able to leverage community relationships and public support.
Each month, the department has a different theme across their social media channels. These themes range from spring break safety to sexual assault awareness. The department then publishes content such as Facebook posts and YouTube videos that relate to that theme in order to educate students and the rest of the university community.
On February 26, 2013 University Police in collaboration with Residence Life and Housing took their prize patrol unit to South Hall, where the iPad was presented to this year’s winner freshman Jessica Lenoch. Everyone in the Residence Hall who participated in the event enjoyed a free t-shirt and free Buffalo wings.
University Police would like to thank everyone for participating and liking our Facebook page. We look forward to next year’s drawing, so spread the word.
New Campus Safety Phone App
WFUPD has worked with Mobee Solutions to develop a new way of interacting with your University Police department. The new app will allow students, faculty and staff to have live chat 24/7, securely enter tips and receive safety tweets from WFUPD. Click here for more information. The app is available on iPhone and Android on February 1, 2013.
Director Of The Year Finalist
Regina Lawson, Wake Forest’s police chief for the past 20 years, is a finalist for the 2012 Campus Safety Director of the Year Award.
Click here to VOTE.
Campus Safety Magazine, which presents the award annually, announced the award’s finalists, recently. The award will be announced in mid-April.
The magazine offers an opportunity to express support for a candidate by voting on its website. Voting will continue through Feb. 15. People can vote only once for the candidate of their choice.
Lawson joined Wake Forest’s police department in 1989 as assistant chief. The University appointed Lawson as police chief in 1992. Lawson has played leading roles in creating or expanding the University’s community policing initiative; crisis management team; CARE team (Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation); victim assistance program; town-gown relationship efforts; campus police advisory groups; campus emergency response team; and numerous student safety and training programs.
In 2008, the police department was one of the first agencies to achieve accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Three years later, it received re-accreditation.
Lawson is a graduate of UNC Wilmington, where she worked on the campus police department before joining Wake Forest.
The Wake Forest University Police Department proudly presents its annual report to provide an overview of the previous academic year. The Department is sharing its challenges and accomplishments to inform the Wake Forest community about our work to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Thank you for taking an interest in our Department and our work. The Department greatly appreciates your support and invites you to join in our efforts to build a safer community.