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.

    • Oct
      10
    • Robbery
    • 5900 Block McPherson

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/9/2017 at about 11:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​At 11:30pm, a person parked and exited her vehicle in the 5900 block of McPherson Ave.  As she was walking toward her apartment, she was approached by two subjects, both of whom displayed a handgun.  The subjects took her keys and cell phone.  Both subjects then drove away in the person’s vehicle in an unknown direction.   

    No injuries were reported

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan 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.
    • Oct
      10
    • Robbery
    • 6000 Block Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/9/2017 at about 08:10 PM

    Specifics:

    On October 10, 2017, WUPD was notified of two incidents that occurred in the evening of October 9th, 2017.

     
       At approximately 8:10pm, person parked and exited his vehicle in the 6000 block of Pershing Ave.  Upon exiting his vehicle, he was approached by four subjects that demanded his car keys.  The person dropped his keys and then began running away but the subjects caught up with him.  The person gave the subjects his backpack and cell phone.  The subjects then drove away in the person’s vehicle and was last seen driving east towards Des Peres.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating both incidents

    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.
    • Oct
      7
    • Robbery
    • 700 Block Heman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    10/6/2017 at about 09:45 PM

    Specifics:

    A person exited her vehicle and began walking up the fire-escape to her apartment in the 700 block of Heman Ave.  The person then noticed three subjects on the fire escape.  As the person turned to walk back down, the three subjects began following her.  One of the subjects approached her and grabbed her by the neck.  A second subject then grabbed her car keys from her hand and all three subjects then entered the person’s car and drove away, last seen heading north on Kingsland Ave.

    No injuries were reported.
     
    Police recovered the person’s car later in the evening.
     
     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The 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.
  • There are no fire incidents to report.
    • Oct
      13
    • 11:29 PM
    • Trespassing
    • Village House

    Report Number:

    170192

    Occurred:

    10/13/2017 at about 11:29 PM

    Synopsis:

    Subject who has been issued a trespass warning was again on campus.  Subject was issued a summons.

    Disposition:

    Cleared
    • Oct
      12
    • 02:25 PM
    • Larceny
    • Park House

    Report Number:

    170191

    Occurred:

    10/11/2017 at 05:00 PM to 10/12/2017 at 08:30 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports a secured bicycle stolen from the rack.  Loss $500

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Oct
      8
    • 07:18 PM
    • Harassment
    • Police Department

    Report Number:

    170187

    Occurred:

    10/7/2017 at 06:30 PM to 10/8/2017 at 04:00 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports receiving harassing calls.

    Disposition:

    Pending