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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.