Apr. 7, 2021—To ensure Vanderbilt continues to be a welcoming environment and as safe as possible for all, Vanderbilt University Public Safety actively monitors for any potential threats to the campus and coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed to protect the Vanderbilt community.
Apr. 5, 2021—On Sunday, April 4, VUPD received a report from a VU student who stated that she was a victim of an attempted kidnapping.
Mar. 31, 2021—On Tuesday, March 30, VUPD was made aware that earlier in the day, Belmont University’s Office of Campus Security received a report from a Belmont student walking in the Edgehill Village area who experienced an attempted kidnapping.
Mar. 30, 2021—On March 30, 2021, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student during the evening hours of Saturday, March 27, 2021, in a residence hall.
Mar. 29, 2021—On March 27, 2021, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance in a residence hall during the evening.
Dec. 7, 2020—The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2020 report will be available after Dec. 14.
Oct. 8, 2020—This fall the Vanderbilt University Police Department welcomed its newest member, Levi, a miniature pinscher mix, as the university’s second community K-9 officer. Levi serves as patrol partner to Sgt. Cheryl Bradley, a member of VUPD since 2010.
Sep. 16, 2020—As fall and the time change approaches, Vanderbilt University Public Safety reminds the Vanderbilt community to remain vigilant, whether traveling across campus or to other areas of Nashville, particularly as it begins to get darker earlier.
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.
Jun. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is committed to keeping the VU community safe while never infringing upon the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, writes Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington.
Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections
Apr. 30, 2020—Pedestrians and drivers traveling near Vanderbilt’s campus will find new new automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at five major intersections around the university and along a portion of 21st Avenue South, part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Jan. 17, 2020—On Jan. 16, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.