KNOXVILLE — UT Knoxville will kick off Safety Awareness Month with Safety Day and swear in the new UT Police Department Chief Gloria Graham at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the University Center Plaza Walkway to Haslam Business Building. Graham was named chief in July and began serving in early August. She was formerly assistant
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UT Knoxville will kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month with its annual Safety Day on Wednesday, Sept. 1. For the third year in a row, UT is one of several schools that will focus on safety awareness in partnership with the national nonprofit organization Security On Campus Inc. The group aims to prevent violence, substance abuse and other crimes on college and university campuses.
UT Knoxville will reopen Phillip Fulmer Way in front of Neyland Stadium and the university’s bus transfer facility prior to the first home football game on Sept. 4. The road has been closed since November 2009 to accommodate the current phase of renovations to the stadium.
Andy Holt Avenue at Phillip Fulmer Way is one of the busiest intersections on campus, and UTPD is encouraging members of the campus community to use the pedestrian bridges at the University Center as an alternative to using the crosswalks to ease its congestion.
Classes in CPR, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), will be offered twice during the next two weeks at the Student Aquatic Center. Departments are encouraged to send a faculty or staff member to one of the classes.
UT Knoxville has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® university. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness in partnership with their local National Weather Service office. UT Knoxville is the largest university in the state to achieve StormReady status.
The University of Tennessee Police Department is now one of 23 agencies to be granted accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. IACLEA accreditation means that a department conforms to the highest professional standards for campus law enforcement and protective services.
The University of Tennessee Police Department feels it is very important to be involved with the campus community. With this in mind, UTPD has set up a Facebook and a Twitter account to help further reach the community. The pages will be updated regularly with different events and programs hosted by UTPD and important safety announcements. Become a fan of UTPD at facebook.com/utkpd and follow the deparment on at twitter.com/utpolice.
UT Knoxville faculty and staff are encouraged to keep safety in mind as they travel on foot across campus during football game weekends. Stay on normal walking areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, and avoid hazardous shortcuts, including railroads (in particular the CSX rail yard), steep embankments, construction sites and other areas unsuitable for walking. Be safe, have fun and Go Vols!
The 2009 Security Booklet for the Knoxville campus is now available online. The booklet meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act, regarding the reporting of crime statistics and policies by the university.