Commendations and Complaints

We welcome communications regarding the performance of our personnel, including incidents of bias. Please submit a formal commendation or complaint with WUPD.

Students, faculty, staff and community members who have experienced or witnessed incidents of bias, prejudice or discrimination involving a student can use the Bias Report and Support System form to report their experiences to the university’s BRSS team.

Safety Tips

Laptop Safety

Never leave your laptop computer, textbooks, cellular telephone, book bag, purse or other valuables unattended or out of your line of sight in dining areas, the library, common study areas, or outdoor spaces.

More info is available on the laptop security page.

    • Sep
      16
    • Security Memo
    • 5900 blk Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/16/2018 at about 10:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 10:30 p.m., a student parked his vehicle in the 5900 block of Waterman Blvd., near the intersection Des Peres Ave.  As the student was exiting his vehicle, a vehicle drove past him and then stopped.  2 subjects exited this vehicle and approached the student.  Both subjects displayed handguns and demanded the student’s car keys.  The student gave the subjects his car keys and both subjects then entered the student’s vehicle and drove away.   Both vehicles were last seen driving south on Des Peres Blvd, heading towards Forest Park Parkway.

     
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Download the Noonlight Safety App.
    Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police
    • Sep
      12
    • Shooting
    • Delmar Metrolink 6005 Delmar

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/12/2018 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​There was an altercation involving a small number of individuals at the Delmar MetroLink station, located at 6005 Delmar Blvd. The altercation escalated, and one of the individuals took out a gun and shot two of the others, who received non-life threatening injuries.

    Within moments of the incident, multiple law enforcement officers were on scene and the suspect was taken into custody

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is leading the investigation

    Precautions:

    Always report suspicious behavior immediately. If you observe someone behaving strangely or in a threatening manner, call it in. If you are off-campus, call 9-1-1. On the Danforth Campus, call WUPD at 314-935-5555; on the Medical Campus, call Protective Services at 314-362-4357.
    On the Danforth Campus, consider using the Campus2Home shuttle, which provides service from campus to the neighborhoods north and south of the Delmar Loop, Skinker-DeBaliviere, and the area immediately south of campus. The driver will watch and wait until you are safely inside your front door.
    Download and use the Noonlight safety app (formerly SafeTrek) to stay connected to police wherever you are.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never do so after dark. Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    • Sep
      9
    • Carjacking
    • Rosedale @ Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/9/2018 from 07:45 PM-07:50 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 7:45 p.m., a person was parked near the intersection of Rosedale Ave and Pershing Ave, he observed a subject squatting next to his vehicle.  When the subject attempted to open the passenger door of his car, he drove away.  The person reported the incident to the St Louis Metropolitan Police upon arriving at his apartment building.

     
    A short time later, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a student was parking her vehicle in the 6100 block of Waterman, just west of the Rosedale Ave.  As she parked her vehicle, she observed a subject squatting down near another vehicle in the area that she parked.   As she exited her vehicle, Subject #1 grabbed her book-bag from her as subject #2 stood across the street. Subject #1 displayed a handgun and then demanded her car keys.  When she told them that her keys were inside her backpack, subject #1 ran off with the back-pack.  The student then ran away and reported the incident to the St Louis Metropolitan Police.
     
    No injuries were reported.
     

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 (as described by both person persons): black male, early 20s, 6’- 6’2” dark clothing, eyeglasses and short hair cut
    Subject 2: black male, early 20s, 6’- 6’2 grey and black and grey striped shirt

    Response:

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at transportation.wustl.edu.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog alone after dark.
    Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Carry a whistle to summon help.
    Download the Noonlight Safety App.
    Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction; go to the other side of the street and yell or whistle for help; or head quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or business.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    If you are confronted by a thief, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
     
    • Aug
      26
    • 05:57 PM
    • Fire
    • 6265 Clemens

    Synopsis:

    ​Oil fire from overheating while cooking.  Damage to stove and back splash.  Loss $ pending.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    05:57 PM
    • Feb
      4
    • 02:29 AM
    • Fire
    • Lofts

    Synopsis:

    ​Oven fire, extinguished with a fire extinguisher prior to fire department arrival.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    02:29 AM
    • Dec
      10
    • 03:07 PM
    • Fire
    • Millbrook #1

    Synopsis:

    ​Pot left unattended on the stove resulted in a fire.  Damage was contained to the kitchen.  Loss $2,026.58

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    03:07 PM
    • Sep
      19
    • 08:30 AM
    • Larceny
    • Knight Center

    Report Number:

    180152

    Occurred:

    9/18/2018 from 02:31 PM-02:32 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported the theft of two leaf-blowers from a truck. Loss of $1,200.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Sep
      18
    • 01:28 PM
    • Larceny
    • McDonnell Hall

    Report Number:

    180151

    Occurred:

    9/17/2018 at 05:30 PM to 9/18/2018 at 11:00 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported the theft of money taken from desk drawer.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Sep
      4
    • 11:39 AM
    • Larceny
    • South 40 House

    Report Number:

    180144

    Occurred:

    9/2/2018 at 11:00 AM to 9/4/2018 at 07:45 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complaint reported the theft of an unsecured bicycle.  Loss $425

    Disposition:

    Unfounded

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