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Statement from August Washington: Our commitment to your safety

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.

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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.

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Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams

Mar. 25, 2020—As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has increased during recent weeks, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Vanderbilt University Information Technology offer best practices for avoiding scams.

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Washington appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives

Jan. 27, 2020—August Washington has been appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives. He will oversee all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety while working directly with Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain on Division of Administration initiatives focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion as well as workforce development. Washington also will direct efforts to recruit the university’s next chief of police.

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University updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety

Aug. 14, 2019—Updates to the service, formerly known as Vandy Vans, include earlier and longer service times and new routes as part of Vanderbilt’s strategic mobility and transportation plan, MoveVU.

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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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