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.

    • Mar
      20
    • Robbery
    • Kingsbury & Melville

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/20/2015 at about 07:00 AM

    Specifics:

    On 03/20/2015 at approximately 7:00am, a female member of the Washington University community reported to University City Police that while walking home from campus a male suspect grabbed her on Melville near Kingsbury and demanded money.    The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction after taking money from the victim.  No weapons were used or displayed and the victim was not physically injured.  Attached are photos of a person of interest being sought by University City Police.  Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the University City Police-Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.  Police are extending extra patrols in this area. 

    Suspect:

    Male; 18-21 years of age; Approximately 5’10’- 6’0”  in height; Slim build;

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City  Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    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.
    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.
    If you are confronted by a suspect, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.     
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Mar
      4
    • Attempt Sexual Assault
    • Near Trinity & Washington, University City

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/3/2015 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    On 03/03/2015 at approximately 8:00pm, a female victim reported to University City Police that while walking home a male suspect pulled her into a nearby driveway near Trinity and Washington in University City.  She reported the suspect displayed a knife and then put it away.  The suspect then  attempted to make her perform sodomy on him.  The victim resisted the suspect.  She was not physically injured. The suspect was last seen running east from the location.  University City Police are investigating and are currently following up on several distinct leads. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the University City Police-Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

    Suspect:

    Male; 20-25 years of age; Approximately 5’8” in height; Slim build; approximately 140 pounds; Wearing a green/blue coat and light pants.

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City  Police at 9-1-1.   Contact University City if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    •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.
    •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.
    •If you are confronted by a suspect, give them what they want and don’t chase them as they leave.  Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to the Police.
    •Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
    • Oct
      13
    • Assault
    • Manhattan & Forsyth

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/13/2014 from 06:00 AM-06:05 AM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 6:05am on Monday morning, a female was jogging in the area of Manhattan and Forsyth in University City when a subject grabbed her from behind and put his hand over her mouth.  The victim bit the suspect’s hand and he released her hold.  The suspect then fled from the area.  The victim was not physically injured.  University City Police are increasing extra patrols in the area.

    Suspect:

    Not available

    Response:

    Report suspicious activities/persons immediately to the University City Police at 9-1-1 or via Blue Light Emergency Telephone.   Contact University City Police if you have any information that might assist in this investigation.

    Precautions:

    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 an Emergency Telephone.
    •             Be extra cautious if someone approaches your car and asks for information.
    •             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.
    •             Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu
  • There are no fire incidents to report.
    • Mar
      26
    • 07:12 PM
    • Larceny
    • Crow Hall

    Report Number:

    150059

    Occurred:

    3/23/2015 at 08:00 PM to 3/24/2015 at 01:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports his unsecured bicycle stolen from the bike rack beween Crow and Cupples I.  Loss $75

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Mar
      26
    • 04:22 PM
    • Fire
    • Busch Lab

    Report Number:

    150058

    Occurred:

    3/26/2015 from 04:15 PM-04:22 PM

    Synopsis:

    Fire contained in a high-temperature sterilizing oven. Loss value unknown.

    Disposition:

    Cleared
    • Mar
      26
    • 04:08 PM
    • Auto Accident
    • Lot #54

    Report Number:

    150057

    Occurred:

    3/26/2015 from 04:05 PM-04:06 PM

    Synopsis:

    Auto accident, no injuries.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

Updates & Events

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Spring weather is here

Spring is a transitional season with abrupt changes in temperature and precipitation in the St. Louis region; and with the season change comes a higher probability of flash flooding and tornadoes.  Be prepared. Know where to go.

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