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    Nashville Scene “People” Issue 2015: The Professor

    Associate professor of philosophy Lisa Guenther isn't afraid to think hard about the dark side: She studies issues related to mass incarceration, police violence and the death penalty, and facilitates a philosophy workshop with prisoners on death row. Read More

    Mar 20, 2015

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    Game theory can help predict crime before it occurs

    A team headed by Eugene Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, uses game theory and big data to optimize policing. Read More

    Oct 21, 2014

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    VUPD chief August Washington promoted

    Vanderbilt University Police Department chief August Washington has been promoted to associate vice chancellor and chief of police, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife has announced. Read More

    Jan 24, 2014

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

    On Sept. 7 at approximately 12:28 p.m., two female students reported a small black pickup truck driving toward them as they walked in the alley between Carmichael Towers West and the fraternity area near parking lots 69 and 70. The truck reportedly swerved toward the students, then stopped and… Read More

    Sep 8, 2013

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

    On Aug. 18, a suspicious person followed two women as they walked on Wedgewood Avenue. The individual was making kissing sounds and pulling up his shirt. The same afternoon, a man matching his description exposed himself to four women near 20th Avenue South and Grand Avenue. Description: The suspect is… Read More

    Aug 27, 2013

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    Vanderbilt Police establishes new emergency preparedness unit

    The Vanderbilt University Police Department has established a new unit dedicated to preparing for and managing emergency situations, such as those related to severe weather, large special events, dignitary visits and Vanderbilt sporting events and concerts. Read More

    Apr 19, 2013

  • Vanderbilt Police Chief August Washington addressed the Capitol Hill press corps March 5 about Senate Bill 1241, which would strip VUPD of its police powers. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    Slovis, Washington speak on behalf of VUPD at Legislative Plaza

    Police Chief August Washington and Corey Slovis, chairman of emergency medicine, headed to Legislative Plaza to voice opposition to a bill in the Tennessee State Legislature that threatens the ability of the Vanderbilt Police Department to protect the campus. Read More

    Mar 6, 2013

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    VUPD earns reaccreditation through CALEA

    Vanderbilt University Police Department has successfully earned reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Read More

    Dec 3, 2012

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    Off-campus residential fire closes part of 18th Avenue South

    A fire at a private residence on 18th Avenue South blocked a street adjacent to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt on Tuesday morning, Aug. 7. The fire is contained to the residence at 1502 18th Ave. S. The Metro Fire Department has closed 18th Avenue South from… Read More

    Aug 7, 2012

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Attempted robbery on campus

    On Monday, July 30, at 9 p.m., a female student was walking from Central Library on 21st Avenue South to her residence hall on the Peabody College campus. When she entered parking lot 96 on Edgehill Avenue (across from the University School of Nashville), she was approached from behind by a black male, who… Read More

    Jul 31, 2012

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Update – Suspect apprehended

    UPDATE: A subject has been apprehended in connection to the incident reported below. On Wednesday, July 11, about 1:15 p.m., an unknown male subject approached a female staff member from behind and grabbed her and touched her inappropriately while she was sitting in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center cafeteria. Read More

    Jul 12, 2012

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Armed robbery off campus

    On Wednesday, June 27, at 12:05 a.m., a neighborhood resident was walking west on Acklen Avenue near 21st Avenue South when he was approached by a black male, who pointed a knife at him and demanded his wallet and money. The man gave him cash from his wallet, and the suspect took the money… Read More

    Jun 27, 2012

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    Monthly test of Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens June 2

    (iStockphoto) The monthly test of the Vanderbilt Outdoor warning sirens will be Saturday, June 2, 2012, immediately following the test of the Metro sirens at noon. The Metro sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month. The Vanderbilt University Sirens are tested immediately following the test of… Read More

    May 31, 2012

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    Monthly test of Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens May 5

    (iStockphoto) The monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens will be Saturday, May 5, immediately following the test of the Metro sirens at noon. The Metro sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month. The Vanderbilt sirens are tested immediately following the test of the Davidson County sirens to allow individuals to… Read More

    May 2, 2012

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    Bike safety topic of lunchtime lecture March 15

    (iStockphoto) Kevin Cleveland, a lieutenant on bike patrol with the Vanderbilt University Police Department, will present a lunchtime lecture on bike safety from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The event will be held in Medical Center East, South Tower, Room 8380A. Cleveland will discuss proper… Read More

    Mar 14, 2012

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    Suspect arrested in assaults in Vanderbilt, Baptist garages

    A suspect has been charged in connection with a Feb. 10 attack on a woman in the Terrace Place parking garage. He is also being questioned about incidents over the weekend in the East Garage and in two garages at Baptist Hospital. Tyrone Batts, 25, was arrested Feb. 12… Read More

    Feb 13, 2012

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    SECURITY NOTICE: Armed robbery off campus

    On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 8:01 p.m., Metro Nashville Police requested the assistance of Vanderbilt University Police regarding an armed robbery at the Jack-in-the-Box restaurant at 2008 West End Ave. Employees there reported that a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered them to the rear of the business at… Read More

    Jan 23, 2012

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    CRIME ALERT: Attempted robbery off campus

    On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 2100 block of Fairfax Avenue, near Convent Place (south of campus near Hillsboro Village). The victim stated he was walking through his apartment parking lot when a male with a blue… Read More

    Oct 21, 2011

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    UPDATE to Oct. 6 Security Alert

    The Vanderbilt University Police Department has filed charges against a suspect in the Oct. 6 case involving an intruder to a bathroom in Scales House in Branscomb Quadrangle. Charged with two misdemeanor counts – observation without consent and trespassing – the suspect, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center… Read More

    Oct 13, 2011

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    Traffic interrupted by police investigation

    Metro Nashville Police investigated a suspicious item at the West End Marriott near campus, blocking some campus traffic for about two hours. Read More

    Aug 3, 2011