WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) – University of the Cumberlands and the Williamsburg Police Department have signed an agreement allowing officers to be stationed on UC’s campus to act as school resource officers for the University.
The Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved the agreement in a recent meeting.
These officers will be full-fledged members of the police department and will abide by the department’s policies and procedures. They will also receive the same training that all other officers of the department undergo and can be used for official business of the department if necessary.
The WPD has always patrolled the city streets that run through Cumberlands’ campus and responded to all emergency or distress calls from the University. Additionally, Cumberlands’ own security force patrols campus and responds to emergencies, even walking students to their residence halls upon request. But this is the first time that posting law enforcement officers directly on campus has been a dedicated station.
The school resource officers will alternate first, second and third shifts, meaning that at least one officer will be on campus at all times, even throughout the summer.