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Wake Forest Police Department schedules open campus forum

October 2, 2009

The police department at Wake Forest University will hold a public forum Oct. 8 in Benson University Center on its campus, as part of a public safety management study.  The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public to attend and offer comments on the university’s police department.

The forum will take place from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. in the Residence Life and Housing training room on the first floor of Benson University Center.

The Wake Forest police department has arranged for a public safety management study to be conducted by Margolis, Healy and Associates LLC, a professional services firm specializing in higher education safety and security.  A team of assessors will visit Wake Forest Oct. 7 to begin examining all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operation, and support services.

The team’s role is to determine if the department is aligned to best support its mission for promoting safety and security on campus, how to continue to balance its sworn law enforcement role and security role, and what steps the university can take to improve and strengthen its relationships with the community.

For those who do not attend the forum, other methods are available for submitting comments:

  • Call 336-758-7160 on Oct. 8 between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • E-mail Gary J. Margolis at
  • Write to Margolis-Healy & Associates, 445 Greystone Drive, Richmond, VT 05477.

“The Wake Forest University Police Department strives for continuous improvement and is always seeking ways to better serve our community,” said Regina Lawson, chief of the university’s police department.  “We are pleased to have this opportunity and encourage everyone to be a part of this process by providing observations and suggestions.”

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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