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
      19
    • Carjacking
    • 6300 block Enright

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/18/2016 at about 10:50 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was driving on Enright Drive in University City and parked his vehicle in the 6300 block of Enright.  As he began to exit his vehicle, the driver was approached by a subject that displayed a handgun and demanded his car keys.  The driver gave the subject his keys at which time the subject entered the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The second subject then entered the passenger side of the vehicle.  The subjects fled in the vehicle, last seen heading east on Delmar Blvd

    Suspect:

    Subject #1:  Black male, 16-22 years of age wearing a black hoodie and dark sweat pants white tennis shoes, displaying a handgun

    Subject #2:  Black male, 16-22 years of age wearing a black hoodie with gold lettering “MIZZOU”, stocking cap, jeans and white tennis shoes 

    Response:

    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.
    •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.
    •Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.  For more information visit transportation.wustl.edu.
    • Feb
      21
    • Burglary
    • Kappa Sigma House

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/20/2016 from 01:42 PM-01:50 PM

    Specifics:

    A resident living in an on-campus fraternity house reported seeing a subject who he did not recognize inside the house at about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The subject immediately walked away upon seeing the resident. Residents then began a check of the house and discovered that several electronic devices were missing from two individual rooms within the fraternity house. Residents then reported the incident to WUPD. The subject was last seen walking north along Big Bend Blvd., crossing Forest Park Parkway.

    Preliminary investigation was unable to determine exactly how the subject entered and exited the fraternity house.

    Suspect:

    Black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a light gray hoodie, dark sweat pants, red tennis shoes and a dark backpack.

    Response:

    Precautions:

    •Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to Police at 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency telephone.
    •LOCK YOUR DOOR, even when you are at home.
    •Lock the windows to your apartment or building. If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
    •Never prop open exterior doors or gates. If you see a door propped, close it.
    •Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
    •When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
    •If the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
    •Someone may knock at your door to use the telephone. Never open the door. Take the message and make the call for them.
    •If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
    •When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.
    • 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.
    • Jul
      23
    • 02:56 PM
    • Larceny
    • Olin Library

    Report Number:

    160149

    Occurred:

    7/23/2016 from 02:40 PM-02:55 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports leaving his laptop unattended for approximately 15 minutes in which time it was stolen.  Loss $800

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Jul
      23
    • 07:53 AM
    • Destruction of Property
    • Parking Lot #4

    Report Number:

    160148

    Occurred:

    7/23/2016 from 05:32 AM-05:51 AM

    Synopsis:

    McCarthy Construction reports person(s) unknown gained entry through the construction fence and attempted to start the Bobcat.  Nothing stolen.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Jul
      22
    • 01:25 PM
    • Auto Accident
    • Mallinckrodt Center

    Report Number:

    160147

    Occurred:

    7/22/2016 from 01:23 PM-01:24 PM

    Synopsis:

    Two vehicles, no injuries.

    Disposition:

    Cleared