Public Safety

Our Public Safety department manages our parking issues, safe-ride program and Emergency Management Plan, and officers patrol campus day to day to ensure campus security. Available 24/7 by phone or the LiveSafe App, Public Safety encourages all students to program the emergency number into their phones and to download the app when they arrive on campus.

Keeping students, employees and visitors secure and safe is Public Safety's primary concern. Because of Public Safety's requirement to also be the enforcement agency of the university, our officers deal with a variety of issues and work to address all situations with the highest degree of professionalism.

Public Safety is committed to educating all members of the university community on making decisions that promote positive experiences during their journey through Washington and Lee.

Emergency Resources

Public Safety provides several resources to prepare all students in the event of a campus emergency, including the LiveSafe App for download, the General Alerts text message system, and the Emergency Management Plan in event of unexpected situations.

Public Safety

  • On Campus, Dial x8999

For Emergencies

  • P: 911
  • W&L Public Safety will be notified immediately, along with local emergency respondents

Craig VanClief

Director of Public Safety