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.

    • Feb
      28
    • Carjacking
    • 6000 block of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/27/2018 at about 09:30 PM

    Specifics:

    A person parked her vehicle in the rear of her apartment in the 6000 block of Waterman Blvd.  Upon exiting her vehicle, she was approached by two subjects brandishing pistols and demanding her keys. Upon giving her keys to the subjects, they both entered her vehicle and drove away, heading east.  The vehicle turned and was last seen traveling north on Des Peres Blvd.    

    No injuries were reported.
     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis City Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit 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.
    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 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.
    • Feb
      15
    • Robbery
    • Enright / Innerdrive

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/15/2018 at about 05:50 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 5:50 p.m., two people were walking on Enright Ave near the intersection of Innerdrive Ave when they were approached by two subjects.  One of the subjects grabbed a cell phone from one of the persons and both subjects then fled the area.  The subjects were last seen running north on Innerdrive Ave.   

    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    University City Police Department is investigating

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service. For more information visit 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.
    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 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.
    • Feb
      13
    • Carjacking
    • 6100 block Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/12/2018 at about 09:30 PM

    Specifics:

    A person parked her vehicle in rear of an apartment building in the 6100 block of Pershing Ave.  As she exited her vehicle, she was approached by a subject who displayed a handgun and demanded all her property.  The person gave the subject her phone, purse and car keys as 2 other subjects approached the area.  All three subjects entered her car and drove off.  The vehicle was last seen heading west.

    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 was described as a black male in his 20’s; 5’5” in height; medium build; weighing approximately 150 pounds; dark complexion and clean shaven and was wearing a black hoodie

    Police were unable to obtain a detailed description of Subjects #2 and 3.

    Response:

    The St. Louis City Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit 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.
    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 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.
    • 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 amount pending.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    03:07 PM
    • Apr
      23
    • 12:37 PM
    • Larceny
    • Frat #3

    Report Number:

    180081

    Occurred:

    4/19/2018 at 04:00 PM to 4/20/2018 at 11:00 AM

    Synopsis:

    Fraternity reports the theft of a portable hot tub from the patio area.  Loss $400

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Apr
      23
    • 10:53 AM
    • Larceny
    • Mallinckrodt Bookstore

    Report Number:

    180080

    Occurred:

    4/21/2018 from 10:00 AM-10:15 AM

    Synopsis:

    Suspect stole a display MacBook and two iPad Smart Cases.  Loss $848

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Apr
      19
    • 03:02 PM
    • Larceny
    • Knight Hall

    Report Number:

    180082

    Occurred:

    4/15/2018 from 10:55 PM-10:57 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports the theft of a throne style chair that was being used in a performance.  Loss $400

    Disposition:

    Pending

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CALEA Accreditation

On March 24, 2018, the Washington University Police Department achieved Accreditation through the commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  The department received their accreditation award at the national conference in Frisco, Texas.

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