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Vanderbilt University Police investigating anti-Semitic vandalism

Apr. 16, 2019—On Tuesday, April 16, Vanderbilt University Police responded to a report of anti-Semitic vandalism at the Central Library.

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Anti-Semitic vandalism under investigation

Jan. 8, 2019—On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Vanderbilt University Police responded to a report of anti-Semitic vandalism in a Furman Hall classroom – a swastika carved into the back of a classroom chair. The symbol has been removed and VUPD is investigating the incident. At this point it is unclear whether the vandalism is a recent act or...

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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding racial slur written in lecture hall

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt University Police Department responded on Sunday, Oct. 28, to a report of a racial slur written on a chalkboard in a lecture hall. VUPD has been actively investigating the incident and has notified Metro Nashville Police Department, as well as the Tennessee Fusion Center and the FBI. At this time, there are no known...

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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety now available

Sep. 26, 2018—The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to university-wide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and crime statistics.

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Register now for free VU Public Safety teen driving awareness course June 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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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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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

Oct. 23, 2017—On Oct. 23, 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 Oct. 21, 2017.

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Vanderbilt Police Department offers safety tips for your holiday season

Oct. 13, 2017—By staying alert and following a few crime-prevention tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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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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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

Mar. 17, 2017—On Friday, March 17, 2017, 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 March 17, 2017.

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VUPD offers campus safety tips for pedestrians and motorists

Feb. 10, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Police Department, which responds to vehicle–pedestrian accidents near and on campus, offers some tips to help reduce the number of these accidents and improve campus safety.

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Responding to an active threat on campus: Know what to do

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.

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