May 15, 2024

Enhanced Safety Measures Implemented in Vanderbilt University Medical Center Parking Garages

In response to growing concerns about safety, the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD) has announced a series of enhanced security measures for the medical center’s parking garages. These enhancements aim to provide a safer environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

VUPD has increased the frequency of patrols within all parking structures associated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Officers will be present around the clock, with additional patrols scheduled during peak hours and late at night to ensure continuous surveillance.

“Safety is our top priority,” said Captain Michael Pring of the Vanderbilt University Police Department. “By increasing our presence and providing these enhanced security features, we aim to create a secure and welcoming environment for everyone who visits or works at VUMC.”

In addition to the increased patrols, several other safety measures are in place:

Emergency call stations, also known as blue light phones, are strategically placed throughout the garages. These stations provide direct communication with VUPD and are easily accessible in case of an emergency.

For those who feel unsafe walking to or from their vehicles, VUPD provides escorts to your destination on the VUMC campus. Police Officers or Community Service Officers will be available to accompany individuals to their cars upon request or a virtual escort can be requested through VUPD’s safety app, VandySafe.

These efforts are part of a broader commitment by Vanderbilt University Police Department to enhance safety and security.

For more information on these safety measures or to request an escort service, individuals can contact the Vanderbilt University Police Department at (615) 322-2745, visit VUPD’s website ( or by downloading VandySafe through the App Store or Google Play.