VUPD

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

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    Bill targeting Vanderbilt police on hold in legislature

    State legislators are holding off taking action on a bill that threatens the standing of Vanderbilt University Police Department to protect the Vanderbilt campus. Read More

    Mar. 27, 2013

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    State bill threatening VUPD ruled ‘constitutionally suspect’

    Legislation under consideration by state lawmakers that would strip Vanderbilt University's right to field a commissioned police department as long as it enforces its nondiscrimination policy was called “constitutionally suspect” by the state attorney general. Read More

    Mar. 13, 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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    Tree removal to close part of Highland Avenue Feb. 4

    Highland Avenue from 25th Avenue South to the Highland Garage entrance will be closed from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, for the removal of a dead tree on Olin Lawn. The tree was damaged during an overnight storm Jan. 30, revealing extensive decay by carpenter ants. Contact:… Read More

    Jan. 31, 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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    SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

    UPDATE (Nov. 7): A white male who was being sought by VUPD for exposing himself has been located, arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was located by VUPD and interviewed, and confessed to the crime during the interview. Originally posted Nov. 5: On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 8:15… Read More

    Nov. 5, 2012

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    Help defeat bike thieves on campus

    (John Russell/Vanderbilt) A few careful steps could help anyone on the Vanderbilt campus with a bicycle to frustrate thieves who’ve been active this semester, said a Vanderbilt University Police Department official. “The biggest problem is the use of cable or chain locks that are easily broken with… Read More

    Sep. 19, 2012

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    9/11 remembrance held on Alumni Lawn

    Members of Vanderbilt ROTC, local fire and police and VUPD joined faculty, staff and students on Alumni Lawn for the 9/11 service. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Members of the Vanderbilt community gathered for a moment of silence, prayers and reflection on the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of… Read More

    Sep. 12, 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: Suspicious Person – UPDATE

    UPDATE: A suspect has been identified by VUPD and criminally charged in connection to the incident reported below. On Sunday, July 22, at 11:43 a.m., a suspicious person, described as an unknown white male subject, was observed loitering in the area of Branscomb Quadrangle. The area is currently being… Read More

    Jul. 23, 2012

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    VUPD seeks community feedback Aug. 7

    Vanderbilt University Police Departmentwill ask for feedback from the community members they serve at a public forum 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Come share your feedback with VUPD at a forum Aug. 7. (photo by Steve Green) Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville… Read More

    Jul. 19, 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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    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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    VUPD seeks community feedback

    Vanderbilt University Police Department is seeking feedback from the community members they serve as they pursue re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), whose programs are open to law enforcement agencies around the world. To offer feedback, click here. VUPD… Read More

    May. 3, 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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    All the Right Moves

    VUPD’s self-defense class empowers women to protect themselves Participants in the R.A.D. class wear protective gear while learning self-defense techniques. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) “Block! Snap-kick! Strike! Ready!” The commands are shouted and the moves are executed with swift precision. This isn’t a room full of black belts – it’s the… Read More

    Apr. 5, 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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    Monthly test of Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens March 3

    (iStockphoto) The monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens will be Saturday, March 3, 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

    Feb. 28, 2012