The University of Akron Wayne College employs two full-time police officers. The police officers are commissioned by the State of Ohio with full law enforcement authority including powers of arrest.
The police officers enforce all state laws and the rules and regulations governing The University of Akron. The police officers are also responsible for public safety services such as crime reports, traffic accidents, parking complaints, and other incidents requiring police assistance.
In addition to investigating criminal complaints, the police officers provide various free public services to students including escort service to the parking lots, battery jumps, and vehicle lockout assistance. If the service falls outside of the officer's jurisdiction, the officer will refer the student or employee to the appropriate agency. The police officers will also provide educational programs upon request to students and employees regarding personal safety and crime prevention.
In the absence of the campus police, students are asked to contact the Student Services Office who will contact the proper authorities for assistance. If the Student Services Office is closed, all campus telephones are equipped to connect with the 911 emergency number.
For safety, the Univeristy has added blue emergency responce devices throughout the parking lots.