VUPD designates area for safe exchange of items bought, sold online

Vanderbilt University Police Department has designated an “Exchange Area” or “Safe Deal Zone” to provide a safe environment for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to trade legal new or used items bought or sold online through various apps.

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.

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.

VUPD opens new communications command center

The new 24-7 communications office will be available for emergency walk-up day or night.