Message from the Director
On behalf of the Washington and Lee University Public Safety Department, I would like to extend a welcome to our campus and the Public Safety web site.
Keeping Washington and Lee students, employees and visitors secure and safe is our primary concern. We take this issue seriously. To accomplish this requires not just the efforts of members of the Public Safety Department, but the cooperation, understanding and support of every member of our community. We cannot maintain a safe environment alone. We need your help by doing everything you can to assist us with safety and security issues. If you observe something in this area of concern, please report it as soon as possible.
As a member of the Student Affairs Division, Public Safety is committed to the total learning process for students at Washington and Lee. Because of Public Safety's requirement to also be the enforcement agency of the university our officers deal with a variety of issues. Sometimes the activities on a university campus can place Public Safety in direct conflict with members of the community. When those incidents occur, it is our goal to address them with the highest degree of professionalism. Part of the college experience is learning to take individual responsibility for decisions made. We are committed to help all members of the university community make decisions that promote positive experiences during their journey through Washington and Lee.
Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to helping provide the level of safety and security service that the Washington and Lee University community deserves.
Michael L. Young
Director of Public Safety
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