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VUPD welcomes newest K-9 officers, Dyno and Brutus

Jun. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University Police Department welcomed its two newest K-9 officers—Dyno, a yellow Lab/beagle mix, and Brutus, a chocolate Lab.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

Apr. 17, 2018—On Monday, April 16, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a campus residence hall on Wednesday, April 11.

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Crisis management panel talks campus safety at USAC meeting

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.

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VUPD designates area for safe exchange of items bought, sold online

Nov. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt University Police Department has designated an “Exchange Area” or “Safe Deal Zone” to provide a safe environment for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to trade legal new or used items bought or sold online through various apps.

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Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 29

Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be available after Sept. 29.

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Vanderbilt’s longest-serving K-9 officer sniffs out retirement

Jul. 5, 2017—Cpl. Gauge, Vanderbilt’s longest-serving K-9 officer, retired July 1 after 10 years of service to VUPD. Due to his strong work ethic, however, Gauge may have some trouble settling into retirement.

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Threat deemed not credible; federal authorities investigating

May. 30, 2017—Federal authorities are investigating a template bomb threat sent to fax machines/networked printers at various locations around the country, including Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt Police offers tips for preventing residential crime

Mar. 29, 2017—Leaving the windows and doors of residences unsecured, whether to enjoy the warmer weather or to run a short errand, can lead to crimes of opportunity. Vanderbilt University Police Department offers the following reminders to prevent residential crime.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

Dec. 8, 2016—On Dec. 8, 2016, a female student reported to a Campus Security Authority that she was sexually assaulted by a male student in a campus residence hall earlier on Dec. 8.

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Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 30

Sep. 29, 2016—The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to universitywide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and criminal statistics.

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VUPD, Metro Police team up to offer teen driver awareness program

Sep. 14, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Police Department is teaming up with Metro Police to offer a free teen driver course Oct. 29 at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Teens ages 14-18 may participate.

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New state gun law affects public institutions, not Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2016—As a private institution, Vanderbilt’s prohibition of guns on campus remains in effect, despite a new Tennessee law effective July 1, 2016, that allows certain employees of state public colleges and universities to carry handguns while on the property of their employing college or university.

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