WFUPD Poster Presentation Revised April 2015
Assessment Tools and Outcomes
One of the basic components
of policing is the collection of
information. The assessment
of that data is used to
determine patterns and crime
analysis to protect the campus
community. As part of a
Community Policing model, the
University Police Department
has also focused its efforts on
collecting data using more
qualitative methods to improve
our functionality and to obtain
a better understanding of the
students, faculty and staff we
share the campus with.
Whenever a Wake Forest Police Officer engages in
questioning or approaching a subject, they are
required to record the interaction with their body
cameras. This provides an opportunity to assess
data for training purposes, review details of an
incident and observe environmental and physical
factors not required in incident reporting.
The survey format is used to gather data for both
short term and long term programming,
evaluating course instruction and to collect
information required for accreditation purposes.
Feedback using surveys for events and
programming, such as the Community Input
Form and Special Event Feedback Surveys,
allows information involving satisfaction with
event security, physical security and campus
safety to be collected on a rolling basis. For
more in depth data harvesting, our Community
Survey is conducted every four years, the Rape
Aggression Defense Survey is administered
every five years and annual ACC, Peer Institution
and Regional Law Enforcement Campus Security
Margolis Healy and Associates
Agencies are surveyed annually.
International Association of
Campus Law Enforcement
Department of Justice Training
and Standards Division
Strauss and Associates
Stafford and Associates
RAD International Systems
Through our work with the Professional Development
Center we received descriptive feedback through
Departmental SWOT analysis, have engaged the
students and the broader campus community through
Campus Trust Talks, and most recently hosted other
Campus Law Enforcement Agencies for a Best
Practices Focus Group Session to determine
opportunities to partner in training, establish short
and long term programming objectives and identify
gaps in current practice.
Patrol Officers file written reports on
what they encounter during all incidents,
using the Moblan Reporting System, into
a record repository, called Pistol RMS.
Our Communications Officers track all
radio and foot traffic in the Dispatch
Center and log information into our
Computer Aided Dispatch System.
Community Policing activities
are planned and carried out in
public buildings and residence
halls to help establish a
relationship between officers,
students, faculty and staff.
By analyzing call volume and
vulnerability to criminal activity
by hour of day, day of week,
time of year and geographical
location, staffing levels are
adjusted to better fit the needs
of the community.
UPD works with University
Partners to establish
committees and working
groups to share information
and gain an ongoing, richer
State and Federal Statutes require the collection and
and alternative perspective to
publication of crime statistics. The collected information,
students and the incidents
and the statutes themselves, provide both referential and
reported on campus. This
statistical information. Our internal scheduling system,
includes the Police Advisory
POSS, provides richer detail for schedule analysis. We
Board, CARE Team and
house 15 years of data collected through RAD
Incident Review Committee.
programming and 10 years of Community Survey data.
Expansion of RAD Program
Previous assessment by external consultants,
based on student demand by
accrediting agencies and research of partner institutions
offering more course sections
help illustrate current and historical context.
and students per section.
Physical Security, Officer Safety and Campus and
University Property Growth analysis, conducted by
internal auditing and independent consultants, has
generated a number of reports over the years.
Annually, our department engages in a Clery Audit to
maintain compliance with Federal Law. Our
recruitment process has been conducted and
documented extensively by third parties in the
assessing of physical, psychological and
experiential requirements of all UPD employees.
Establishment of a monthly
Area Chief’s Meeting, where all
local campus law enforcement
agencies are represented and
can share information and
opportunities with their peers.
Clery Compliance and IACLEA
Accreditation is successfully
and consistently maintained.