WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)-University of the Cumberlands has been named the safest college campus in Kentucky, fourth-safest in the nation, in a new report released by safety experts at Your Local Security.
Analysts calculated several campus safety factors including hate crime, property crime, violent crime and violence against women to determine the rankings.
In May 2018, Cumberlands signed an agreement with the Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) allowing police officers to be stationed on Cumberlands’ campus to act as school resource officers for the University, in addition to the school’s Department of Safety and Security.
The university says the officers on campus are full-fledged members of the police department and receive the same training as all other officers.
The school resource officers alternate first, second and third shifts, meaning that at least one officer is on Cumberlands’ campus at all times, even throughout the summer.
The officers typically spend much of their time on foot inside the University’s many administrative and educational buildings.