Apr. 7, 2021—To ensure Vanderbilt continues to be a welcoming environment and as safe as possible for all, Vanderbilt University Public Safety actively monitors for any potential threats to the campus and coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed to protect the Vanderbilt community.
Sep. 16, 2020—As fall and the time change approaches, Vanderbilt University Public Safety reminds the Vanderbilt community to remain vigilant, whether traveling across campus or to other areas of Nashville, particularly as it begins to get darker earlier.
Nov. 22, 2017—VUPD Assistant Chief Rick Burr and a panel of Vanderbilt administrators trained in crisis management addressed the University Staff Advisory Council at its November meeting to discuss protests, demonstrations and other types of events that may lead to unrest on campus.
Dec. 8, 2016—Being familiar with emergency response procedures for an active threat on campus is critical to the safety of campus community members and can enhance first responders’ ability to contain a threat.
Jun. 28, 2016—As a private institution, Vanderbilt University is not subject to a new state law that takes effect Friday, July 1, for public colleges and universities.
Jun. 3, 2016—Campus safety and planning officials as well as representatives of Metro Nashville Public Works are proactively addressing pedestrian and traffic safety concerns at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 25, 2015—SafeVU is a personalized communication platform that links Vanderbilt community members to the VUPD communications center in the event they need either emergency or nonemergency assistance.
Apr. 21, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Police Department is seeking feedback from the community members it serves as the department pursues re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.