Department of Public Safety

Darin Rasmussen
Director/Chief of Police


The Public Safety Department at Western Washington University encompasses several functional units, which, though distinct, work together toward a common goal; providing a safe, secure, and accessible educational environment.


Operating under one administrative Director, are these divisions.

  • University Police
  • Parking Services


Department of Public Safety Organizational Chart

Public Safety is part of the Business and Financial Affairs Division.


Notifications in Case of an Emergency

In the event of a crisis at Western, the university will use every communication tool at its disposal to share information with the campus community as quickly as possible.

These include:

Students and employees can help by logging into Web4U and making sure that their contact information is up-to-date. It is important that the university know your main phone numbers, including cell phones; it's also helpful for the university to have contact information for your family members in the event of emergency.

Page Updated 06.04.2019