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.
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.
University of Tennessee Police Department is reminding all faculty and staff to be careful about leaving your personal items unattended while you’re at work. The most often reported crime on our campus is the theft of unsecured property. This generally includes property left out while the person is only gone for a short time.
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.
The UT Police Department has been granted national accreditation by CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. UTPD’s new status makes it the only university police agency in the state to be granted national accreditation.
Captain Keith Lambert discusses many of the programs and services that UTPD offers free of charge to members of the UT community.
Crime is down on the UT Knoxville campus, and UT police say it’s because of improved departmental procedures and increased community support.
Learn how to defend yourself. Enroll in UTPD’s Rape Aggression Defense classes to learn physical tactics that might help you survive a violent rape encounter.