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.

    • May
      23
    • Robbery-Cleared by Arrest
    • Whitaker Hall

    Date/Time Occurred:

    5/22/2018 from 05:45 PM-05:46 PM

    Specifics:

    A person reported that he was in the 1st floor of Whitaker Hall, sitting in a chair talking on his phone when a subject described as an 8-10 year old male approached him.  The subject then grabbed his cell phone and ran off.  The subject ran east and was last seen near the Brauer Loading dock.    It was later reported that the same subject attempted to pick up a cell phone earlier in the evening on the 2nd floor of Whitaker Hall but the owner grabbed the phone away from the subject.  The subject never spoke to either person during these encounters. 

       Investigation revealed that the subject immediately left campus and was last seen heading -east along Forest Park Parkway with three other middle school aged males.
     
      No injuries were reported.  No weapons were displayed or implied.
     

    Suspect:

    Response:

    Washington University Police Department is investigating. Cleared by arrest

    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.
    • Feb
      28
    • Carjacking
    • 6000 block of Waterman

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/27/2018 at about 09:30 PM

    Specifics:

    A person parked her vehicle in the rear of her apartment in the 6000 block of Waterman Blvd.  Upon exiting her vehicle, she was approached by two subjects brandishing pistols and demanding her keys. Upon giving her keys to the subjects, they both entered her vehicle and drove away, heading east.  The vehicle turned and was last seen traveling north on Des Peres Blvd.    

    No injuries were reported.
     

    Suspect:

    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.
    • Feb
      15
    • Robbery
    • Enright / Innerdrive

    Date/Time Occurred:

    2/15/2018 at about 05:50 PM

    Specifics:

    At approximately 5:50 p.m., two people were walking on Enright Ave near the intersection of Innerdrive Ave when they were approached by two subjects.  One of the subjects grabbed a cell phone from one of the persons and both subjects then fled the area.  The subjects were last seen running north on Innerdrive Ave.   

    No injuries were reported.

    Suspect:

    Response:

    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.
    • 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
      10
    • 03:07 PM
    • Fire
    • Millbrook #1

    Synopsis:

    ​Pot left unattended on the stove resulted in a fire.  Damage was contained to the kitchen.  Loss amount pending.

    Disposition:

    Cleared

    Report Number:

    Occurred:

    03:07 PM
    • May
      22
    • 05:47 PM
    • Robbery
    • Whitaker

    Report Number:

    180102

    Occurred:

    5/22/2018 from 05:19 PM-05:45 PM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reported that while talking on his phone a subject described as being between 8-10 years old grabbed his phone and ran off.  It was later reported that the same subject had attempted to take another phone but that the owner grabbed the phone back.

    Disposition:

    Cleared by arrest
    • May
      22
    • 09:22 AM
    • Larceny
    • Park House

    Report Number:

    180101

    Occurred:

    5/19/2018 at 04:00 PM to 5/22/2018 at 08:30 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports his secured bicycle was stolen.  Loss $400

    Disposition:

    Pending
    • May
      19
    • 11:39 AM
    • Burglary
    • Koenig

    Report Number:

    180099

    Occurred:

    5/17/2018 at 10:00 PM to 5/18/2018 at 09:00 AM

    Synopsis:

    Complainant reports the theft of items from his room.  Loss $1060

    Disposition:

    Pending

Updates & Events

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CALEA Accreditation

On March 24, 2018, the Washington University Police Department achieved Accreditation through the commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  The department received their accreditation award at the national conference in Frisco, Texas.

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