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.

    • Jan
      19
    • Carjacking-Suspects in Custody
    • 700 block Eastgate

    Date/Time Occurred:

    1/19/2017 at about 01:15 AM

    Specifics:

    A person parked his vehicle in the 700 block of Eastgate and as he exited his vehicle, two subjects approached him.   The first subject displayed a knife and demanded his car keys.  The person gave the subject his keys.  The subject then grabbed the person’s cell phone and both subjects entered the vehicle and drove away.  The vehicle was last seen turning onto Delmar Blvd and heading east.  

    No injuries were reported.  
    The University City Police Department is investigating.
     

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 was described as a black male in his early to mid-20s; approximately 5’8” in height; medium build and dark complexion.  The subject was wearing a black hoodie.
    Subject #2 was only described as a black male in 20s; wearing a white hoodie

    Response:

    An immediate investigation was conducted by the University City Police Department with assistance from the Washington University Police Department.  University City PD and East St. Louis PD were able to locate and arrest the subjects.

    The subjects are currently in custody.

    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.
    • Nov
      4
    • Robbery
    • 6600 block Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    11/3/2016 at about 08:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was walking east in the 6600 block of Pershing Ave when he was approached by 2 subjects.  As the subjects walked past him, one of the subjects stated “robbery” and then struck him in the face.  The person threw his book-bag to the ground and ran away.  

    Minor injuries were reported.
     
    The St Louis City Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    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
    • Sep
      4
    • Robbery
    • 700 block Interdrive

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/4/2016 at about 04:00 AM

    Specifics:

    Two pedestrians were walking in the 700 block of Interdrive in University City when they were approached by three young males.   One of the young males asked the time and when one of the pedestrians responded, the three young males blocked the pedestrian’s path. One of the young males then displayed a handgun and demanded that the pedestrians give him their money and cell phones.  During the confrontation, one of the pedestrians grabbed the subject’s arm in an attempt to disarm him and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the gun discharged.  

    The three young males then fled the area, last seen running south on Interdrive.  
    No one involved sustained an injury from the weapon. One of the pedestrians sustained minor injuries as a result of the struggle.

    Suspect:

    Three black males, believed to be approximately 13 years old, all with slim builds. Two had their heads covered and one had short hair and was wearing no shirt.

    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.
  • There are no fire incidents to report.
    • Feb
      17
    • 05:17 PM
    • Larceny
    • AB Law

    Report Number:

    170033

    Occurred:

    2/10/2017 at 03:00 PM to 2/14/2017 at 08:30 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant delayed in reporting a stolen bike which had been secured with a cable lock.  Loss $650

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Feb
      15
    • 05:22 PM
    • Larceny
    • Walker Hall

    Report Number:

    170032

    Occurred:

    2/15/2017 from 11:30 AM-05:20 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports the theft of his bicycle which had been secured with a cable lock.  Loss $524

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Feb
      14
    • 06:26 PM
    • Larceny
    • Monsanto

    Report Number:

    170031

    Occurred:

    2/14/2017 from 07:00 AM-06:25 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports the theft of his bicycle which had been secured with a cable lock.  Loss $1615

    Disposition:

    Pending