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North Carolina that certifies them as police officers with full powers to arrest and carry firearms. We provide 24-hour service 365 days a year.


Police Officers

Uniformed in navy trousers and gray shirts, these officers are armed and possess full powers of arrest. They patrol campus by vehicle, bicycles and on foot to provide 24-hour protection of lives and property.


This section provides in-depth and follow-up investigation of crimes committed on campus and liaison with other area counterparts in local, state and national law-enforcement agencies.


Non-sworn, unarmed Security Officers in brown uniforms who patrol campus on foot at night. They perform security checks of buildings and the residence halls, Nightwatch also serves as extra eyes and ears for police officers.

Gym and Library Security Officers

Non-sworn, unarmed Security Officers in brown uniforms who patrol Reynolds Gym and J. Smith Reynolds Library on foot. They monitor these facilities for unauthorized use, behavioral problems, emergencies, and prevention of criminal activity.

Police Communications Officers

Communications Officers handle all Police telecommunications, including emergency 911, non-emergency calls, campus emergency phones and radio calls. They also operate the card access system and “walk-in” traffic.


This division maintains and controls all of the police department’s internal records, official reports and crime analysis.

Tell Us You’re Interested

The Wake Forest University Human Resources Department has implemented an Online Employment System that has replaced paper applications. For a complete list of employment opportunities with Wake Forest University, including the Police Department, visit the WFU Human Resources (HR) Employment Opportunities page.

If you would like to be considered for a position in our department, please fill out the recruitment form. Someone with our department will contact you to discuss any questions that you may have.


Recruitment pool for people interested in applying for a WFUPD job.

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