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Farewell to UPD's Ron Carpenter 2023-12-14
New police chief takes helm at Western

When Katryne Potts was 10 years old she knew she wanted to either be an astronaut or a police officer. Then, she watched the space shuttle Challenger explode.

Years later, she walked into her hometown police department in Elgin, Illinois, and applied to be a police officer. Twenty years…

WWU swears in a new police chief

Western Washington University has a new chief of police, as Katryne Potts was sworn in this week, WWU said in its email newsletter, Western Today. Potts is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, WWU said. She takes over from former Bellingham Police Department Chief Cliff Cook, who was the campus…

Katryne Potts hired as WWU's new chief of police 2022-10-31
University Police will enforce street parking next to campus beginning Oct. 5 2022-09-27
WWU, local partners to conduct hazmat exercise Sept. 14 2022-08-30
University Police share risk-reduction tips for summer 2022-06-27
This is what thieves were after, breaking into WWU’s Carver Gym

Western Washington University is investigating after the Carver Gymnasium reportedly was broken into over the weekend and two memorabilia items from the school’s 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship run were stolen.

The burglary resulted in an estimated $25,000 in damage to the large…

Search underway for the new Western Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety 2022-05-17
Law enforcement to train in Interdisciplinary Sciences building Sunday evening 2022-02-25
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