campus safety News

UTPD Suggests Safer, Quicker Routes for Campus Pedestrians

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.

Learn CPR at the Student Aquatic Center

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 Named StormReady University by National Weather Service

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.

UTPD Granted Accreditation by Campus Law Enforcement Agency

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.

Check Out UTPD on Facebook and Twitter

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 and follow the deparment on at

Faculty and Staff Asked to Keep Safety in Mind on Game Day

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!

2009 Campus Security Booklet Now Available Online

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.

UT Holds Safety Day, Kicks Off National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The UT Knoxville campus, will hold its annual Safety Day on Wednesday, Sept. 2, to kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month. For the second 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 Minute – Campus Safety

Captain Keith Lambert discusses many of the programs and services that UTPD offers free of charge to members of the UT community.

UT Minute – H1N1 Flu Outbreak

The UT Minute staff talks with two on-campus faculty experts, Mark Sangster and Paul Erwin, about the current outbreak of H1N1, or “swine flu,” virus, and what the University community should know about the disease.