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.

    • Apr
      20
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Skinker-Forest Park Metro Station

    Date/Time Occurred:

    4/18/2017 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    On April 19th, a person reported that she was boarding a train in the Skinker-Forest Park Metro Train Station and was approached by three subjects that were exiting the train. Subject 1 grabbed the person’s right wrist and at the same time, subject 2 grabbed her left wrist. The person immediately pulled her left wrist free. As she attempted to pull her right wrist free, subject 1 pulled her hand to his groin area. The subject then whispered lewd comments in the person’s ear at which time she pulled her wrist free and entered the Metro Train.

    All three subjects were last seen exiting the Metro Station and walking north along Skinker Blvd.
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St Louis City Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
    Practice being assertive about your boundaries.
    Carry a cell phone or whistle to summon help.
    Be aware of where the blue lights are on campus.
    If utilizing Metro, ride in a car with other people or sit in the first car near the conductor.
    Report incidents or suspicious behavior to Metro Public Safety using the Passenger Assist Telephones located in the Metro Parking facilities, station platforms and inside the MetroLink trains.
    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service.
    • Mar
      29
    • Carjacking
    • 6000 block Kingsbury

    Date/Time Occurred:

    3/28/2017 at about 10:00 PM

    Specifics:

    A person was parking his vehicle in the 6000 block of Kingsbury when he was approached by two subjects while a third subject stood across the street.   The subject #1 began talking to the person at which time the subject #2 displayed a gun and told the person to exit his car and leave his keys and property.  As the person exited his vehicle and walked away, the subject #1 ran away, heading east on Kingsbury.  Subjects #2 and 3 entered the vehicle and drove away.  The vehicle was last seen heading east on Kingsbury.  

    No injuries were reported. 
     

    Suspect:

    Subject #1 was described as a black male in his early to mid-20s; approximately 5ft 9inches tall, slim build with a dark complexion and was wearing a black jacket.
     
    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.
    • 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.
  • There are no fire incidents to report.
    • Jun
      9
    • 11:24 AM
    • Destruction of Property
    • Danforth University Center

    Report Number:

    170116

    Occurred:

    6/9/2017 from 09:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Synopsis:

    Construction lift metal basket found damaged.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Jun
      1
    • 09:02 AM
    • Destruction of Property
    • Crow Hall

    Report Number:

    170114

    Occurred:

    5/31/2017 at 04:15 PM to 6/1/2017 at 08:50 AM

    Synopsis:

    Attic roof hatch was found damaged.

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • May
      25
    • 02:41 PM
    • Trespassing
    • 276 Skinker

    Report Number:

    170113

    Occurred:

    5/25/2017 from 09:09 AM-09:55 AM

    Synopsis:

    Suspicious person reported at 276 Skinker, later observed on campus>  CCTV review showed the subject had switched bikes while on campus and was later reported as stealing a wallet via U-City PD.  Suspect was identified and arrested.

    Disposition:

    Cleared by arrest