Five reports of vehicle thefts or break-ins on campus and around Long Drive have been made this week. In every case, vehicles had been left unlocked with keys and/or valuables left in them.

In response to these reports, officers are concentrating their patrols around parking lots and in the area of University property along Long Drive.

The Wake Forest University Police Department recommends that students, faculty and staff lock their vehicles, and do not leave keys in the car. Keep valuables such as purses, wallets, laptops, backpacks, shopping bags, electronics and loose change out of sight to help prevent vehicle break-ins and thefts.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly report a vehicle theft or suspicious activity observed on and around campus. If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at 336-758-5591. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.”

Campus Safety Reminders

If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. University Police offers a safe escort service on campus that is available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.

The LiveSafe Mobile App allows Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty to have a two-way conversation with University police. It provides direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer Safe Walk tool.

Emergency Blue Light Call Boxes are located throughout campus [PDF Map]. Push the button once to speak with a dispatcher.

Telephone Boxes are located near some building entrances. Pick up the receiver and dial 911 to reach a dispatcher.

A list of Personal Safety & Crime Resources is available on the University Police Department website.


To contact the Office of Family Engagement or Family Communications, please visit our contact page.


For mental health assistance: 336-758-CARE (2273) is a service that ensures someone will always be available (i.e., 24/7 M-F, weekends and university holidays) to provide caring and thoughtful consultation services for Wake Forest students in need of mental health assistance or support.