UT Police Department News

Emily Simerly Named UTPD Chief of Administration

Emily Simerly

University of Tennessee Police Department Lieutenant Emily Simerly has been named Deputy Chief of Administration, Chief Troy Lane announced today. Simerly began serving in her new role on Tuesday.

UTPD Hosts Sixth Annual Memorial Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for the UT Police Department’s annual golf tournament that benefits children of UTPD staff and retirees. The sixth annual UTPD Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. UTPD has held the event since 2007 to fund the UTPD Memorial Scholarship.

UTPD Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

The UT Police Department is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 11-17. Sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International and celebrated annually, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance.

UT Police Department Offers Tips for Staying Safe During Finals

UT Knoxville is approaching the end of the 2011 spring semester. This is a time of increased hours of studying and preparing final projects. The UT Police Department would like to remind everyone to take an active role in keeping their personal items safe. Statistically, April is one of the highest property crime months of the year. With everyone’s help, these kinds of crime can be reduced.

UTPD Names Simerly Public Information Officer

The University of Tennessee Police Department has announced Lt. Emily Simerly as its new public information officer. In this new role, Simerly will serve as the point of contact for inquiries made to UTPD.

UTPD Offers Tips to Prevent Property Theft on Campus

UTPD spent five days in Hodges Library looking for wallets, phones, laptops and other property left unattended. And what they found was a treasure trove for thieves — nearly 150 personal items left up for grabs. UTPD has a couple tips to help members of the campus community prevent being the victim of a theft.

UT Safety Day Educates Students and Employees

Despite the rain, Wednesday’s UT Safety Day was well-attended with many students, faculty and staff stopping by tents set up across campus to learn about all aspects of staying safe on and off campus.

August Washington Named Chief of Police at Vanderbilt

UT Police Department Chief August Washington has been named the new chief of police for Vanderbilt University. He will begin his new post on July 27. “While we are disappointed to lose Chief Washington, we are happy for him and this great career opportunity,” said Jeff Maples, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.