The Campus Police Department is located in the Atrium behind the Welcome Desk.

Phone Number 419.267.5511

Al_WordAlan Word, Campus Police Chief

Chief Word is a 40+ year veteran of law enforcement. He is retired from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office after serving 31 years, with the last sixteen as the duly elected four-term sheriff. Chief Word earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Defiance College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; National Crime Prevention Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky; National Sheriff’s Institute of Alexandria, Virginia; and numerous other training opportunities.

Chief Word joined the Northwest State Campus Police in January of 2006 at it’s inception. In 2008, he was appointed chief of police at Northwest State.