UT Police Department News

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.