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Vanderbilt University Public Safety

Gauge, VUPD’s first K-9 officer, has died

Jul. 24, 2020—Gauge, the first recruit and longest-serving officer in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s K-9 program, died July 20. He was 14 and a half.

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VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health AmbassaDores program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.

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Open Mind: VU and VUMC—stronger together

Apr. 6, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the ways Vanderbilt is supporting VUMC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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University update on March 3 tornado impact

Mar. 3, 2020—Though the Vanderbilt campus escaped damage from a March 3 tornado, some members of the university community have been significantly impacted, including losing their homes, following the storm that hit Nashville during the early morning hours. University officials continue to reach out to students, faculty and staff to determine the impact for, and provide assistance to, those who live off-campus.

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AlertVU test set for Feb. 25

Feb. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.

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University monitoring coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no reports of coronavirus cases on the Vanderbilt campus, and there are no confirmed cases in Tennessee.

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Outdoor warning sirens tested Oct. 24-25

Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct tests of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning notification system on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25. The tests will include an audible message followed by a steady tone, which might occur a few times each day.

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Free bike safety class, guided city bus trip scheduled for Saturday

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will offer a free bike safety class, and VUPS and WeGo will partner to offer a guided city bus trip for first-year students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 17

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system, which rapidly sends messages to the Vanderbilt community in the event of an imminent threat or danger, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.

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Public comments welcome for VUPS Communications Unit accreditation visit

Aug. 14, 2019—An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit Vanderbilt University’s campus on Aug. 19 to examine all aspects of the Vanderbilt University Public Safety Communications Unit’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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Public comments welcome at VUPS accreditation visit June 5

May. 28, 2019—An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit campus to examine all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday, June 5, at 5 p.m.

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Learn to use electric scooters safely at free VU class April 27

Apr. 23, 2019—Whether you’re a beginner or experienced scooter rider, do your part to keep the Vanderbilt campus safe by participating in a free class taught by Vanderbilt University Public Safety. All participants will receive a $5 ridership credit from Gotcha scooters to use following the class.

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