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Keeping Washington and Lee students, employees and visitors secure and safe is Public Safety's primary concern. To accomplish this requires not just the efforts of members of the Public Safety Department, but the cooperation, understanding and support of every member of our community. Public Safety cannot maintain a safe environment alone; you can help by doing everything you can to assist with safety and security issues. If you observe something in this area of concern, please report it as soon as possible.
As a member of the Student Affairs Division, Public Safety is committed to the total learning process for students at Washington and Lee. Because of Public Safety's requirement to also be the enforcement agency of the university our officers deal with a variety of issues. Sometimes the activities on a university campus can place Public Safety in direct conflict with members of the community. When those incidents occur, it is Public Safety's goal to address them with the highest degree of professionalism. Part of the college experience is learning to take individual responsibility for decisions made. Public Safety is committed to helping all members of the university community make decisions that promote positive experiences during their journey through Washington and Lee.