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.

    • Sep
      27
    • Carjacking
    • 6000 blk Pershing

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/27/2018 at about 09:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 9:30 p.m., a graduate student parked her car in the 6000 block of Pershing Ave, near Des Peres Ave.  As she exited her vehicle, she was approached by a subject who demanded her keys and cell phone.  The student gave the subject her keys and cell phone and the subject entered her car and drove away.  A Washington University Security Officer was patrolling on Pershing Ave and observed the vehicle head south on Des Peres Ave and then turn and head east on Forest Park Parkway.

    No weapon was displayed.
     
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Subject described as a black male in his early 20s, 5’7”, thin build and shoulder length dreadlocks, wearing orange shorts and green jacket

    Response:

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at 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.
    Download the Noonlight Safety App.
    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 you or 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 Polic
    • Sep
      16
    • Security Memo
    • 5900 blk Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/16/2018 at about 10:30 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 10:30 p.m., a student parked his vehicle in the 5900 block of Waterman Blvd., near the intersection Des Peres Ave.  As the student was exiting his vehicle, a vehicle drove past him and then stopped.  2 subjects exited this vehicle and approached the student.  Both subjects displayed handguns and demanded the student’s car keys.  The student gave the subjects his car keys and both subjects then entered the student’s vehicle and drove away.   Both vehicles were last seen driving south on Des Peres Blvd, heading towards Forest Park Parkway.

     
    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

    Precautions:

    Consider using the Campus2Home Shuttle Service or Metro’s public transportation system. For more information visit the Transportation Options page at 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.
    Download the Noonlight Safety App.
    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 you or 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
      12
    • Shooting
    • Delmar Metrolink 6005 Delmar

    Date/Time Occurred:

    9/12/2018 at about 07:30 PM

    Specifics:

    ​There was an altercation involving a small number of individuals at the Delmar MetroLink station, located at 6005 Delmar Blvd. The altercation escalated, and one of the individuals took out a gun and shot two of the others, who received non-life threatening injuries.

    Within moments of the incident, multiple law enforcement officers were on scene and the suspect was taken into custody

    Suspect:

    Response:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is leading the investigation

    Precautions:

    Always report suspicious behavior immediately. If you observe someone behaving strangely or in a threatening manner, call it in. If you are off-campus, call 9-1-1. On the Danforth Campus, call WUPD at 314-935-5555; on the Medical Campus, call Protective Services at 314-362-4357.
    On the Danforth Campus, consider using the Campus2Home shuttle, which provides service from campus to the neighborhoods north and south of the Delmar Loop, Skinker-DeBaliviere, and the area immediately south of campus. The driver will watch and wait until you are safely inside your front door.
    Download and use the Noonlight safety app (formerly SafeTrek) to stay connected to police wherever you are.
    Avoid walking or jogging alone and never do so after dark. Always choose a well-lit path and avoid dark or vacant areas.
    Be extra cautious if someone approaches you or your vehicle and asks for information or if someone asks to use your cell phone.
    • Oct
      25
    • 01:34 AM
    • Fire
    • Small Group 3 Village House

    Synopsis:

    ​Small fire reported coming from the back of the deep fryer.  Investigation revealed a gas connection problem.  No damage reported

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    01:34 AM
    • Aug
      26
    • 05:57 PM
    • Fire
    • 6265 Clemens

    Synopsis:

    ​Oil fire from overheating while cooking.  Damage to stove and back splash.  Loss $ pending.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    05:57 PM
    • 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
      4
    • 04:58 PM
    • Sexual Assault
    • South 40 House

    Report Number:

    180190

    Occurred:

    11/30/2018 from 02:00 AM-02:40 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported a sexual assault perpetrated by another student. 

    Disposition:

    Under investigation
    • Nov
      30
    • 04:49 PM
    • Larceny
    • Gargoyle

    Report Number:

    180188

    Occurred:

    11/29/2018 from 05:30 PM-07:00 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported the theft of an unattended item.  Loss $955

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • Nov
      28
    • 12:41 PM
    • Larceny
    • Bookstore

    Report Number:

    180187

    Occurred:

    11/28/2018 from 12:37 PM-12:39 PM

    Synopsis:

    Student shoplifted art supplies.  Loss $17

    Disposition:

    Pending