Safety Blog

Update: Campus stalking and harassing suspect released from jail

This safety warning is being issued as part of the University of Utah’s efforts to provide helpful information about potential threats to the campus community.

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University of Utah active aggressor preparation

Colleges and departments encouraged to schedule drills.

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State safety audit supports idea of campus departments

The state legislative auditors did not recommend Utah’s colleges and universities switch to contracting for law enforcement.

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University detectives arrest two involved in multiple catalytic converter thefts

University detectives recently conducted an extensive investigation of the theft of multiple catalytic converters on campus. Detectives located the suspects […]

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USafety Ambassadors host Courageous Conversations Event

The Courageous Conversations topic for Spring Semester was discussing the University of Utah’s response to racist and bias incidents through […]

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U Safety Organizational Changes

A message from Keith Squires, Chief Safety Officer The University of Utah Safety Department (U Safety) is committed to creating […]

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2021 Student Housing Crime Statistics Report released

The University of Utah released its first housing-specific crime report this week.

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Safety Survey Results

View the full U Safety survey results here. In an effort to establish baseline data and measure the impact of […]

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Reported sexual assault

In response to this report, the university contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to notify them of the incident.

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Keith Squires Named University of Utah Chief Safety Officer

Squires has been serving as interim chief safety officer since April 2021. His appointment to lead the university’s safety operations […]

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Community Services now offers canine-assisted support

The University of Utah Safety Department’s Community Services division acquired a facility dog, Dreamy, to provide trauma-informed care and supportive […]

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University of Utah peace officer body-worn camera rule finalized

Interim rule R1-011A, which provides guidelines for the body-worn cameras used by University of Utah peace officers was approved by the […]

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Annual Walk after Dark

Every year Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) partners with Facility Management, the University Safety Department and student leadership to conduct […]

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University of Utah Safety Department hosts second Thanksgiving Drive for the Feed U Pantry

In 2020, the University Safety Department introduced the Thanksgiving Drive for the Feed U Pantry, and this year, the department […]

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2020 Campus safety statistics now available

The University of Utah’s 2021 Annual Security & Fire Safety Reports are now available with data from 2020. The reports, […]

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University of Utah Police patrol campus on electric assisted bicycles

As part of the University of Utah’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality, the U’s Sustainability […]

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University Safety Department

To better reflect the holistic approach to safety at the University of Utah, the Department of Public Safety has changed […]

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Campus alerts and safety messages on new digital signs

This fall, 11 new digital signs were installed around campus. This new platform will display a wide array of information, […]

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University Safety provides 24/7 courtesy escorts

At the University of Utah, service-oriented security teams patrol the campus and hospital 24/7, assisting students, employees, patients and visitors […]

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University of Utah Police to use body-worn cameras on campus

University of Utah Police are now using body-worn cameras to promote accountability; increase public trust; provide supportive documentation for complaints, […]

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University of Utah Police pledge to increase representation of women by 2030

The University of Utah Police Department is the first and only law enforcement agency in Utah to join the 30×30 […]

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A story of service at the U

Police officers on the University of Utah campus take their duties very seriously. They work hard to ensure the safety […]

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Meet Interim Chief Safety Officer Keith Squires

Keith Squires joined the University of Utah in July 2020 as executive officer to inaugural Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch. […]

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Students are part of the U’s emergency response

Last year shined a spotlight on emergency preparedness. An earthquake, a windstorm, and an ongoing pandemic were some of the […]

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Three Presidential Interns reflect on time spent with University Safety

For the past academic year, three Presidential Interns worked within University Safety, serving at a critical time for the evolving […]

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Email scam attempts – Be aware

University Police have received recent reports from students who experienced scam attempts through their email addresses. Specifically, emails that appear […]

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Responding to stalking: Virtual training

On Thursday, May 20, Community Services will be hosting a virtual training offered by the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource […]

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University Safety launches new website

To reflect the reorganization of public safety at the University of Utah and the expanded responsibilities of the Chief Safety […]

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Committee focused on increasing safety while respecting privacy

The University of Utah Surveillance System Administrator Committee (SSAC) was created in 2019 and is responsible for the implementation of […]

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University Safety releases its first annual report

University of Utah Safety published its first annual report in March. The comprehensive document covers the department’s reorganization, administrative changes, […]

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University of Utah breaks ground on new public safety building

Construction on the University of Utah’s new public safety building began in late February and remains on schedule to be […]

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Fingerprinting services are reopened

In order to support students, graduates and employees who work in fields that require fingerprinting, such as teaching, law and […]

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University Safety launches five-year strategic plan

University of Utah Safety recently launched a five-year strategic plan to guide safety efforts into the future and provide a […]

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University of Utah statement on Marlon Lynch

Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch has announced he will be leaving the University of Utah at the end of March […]

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University of Utah Safety launches SafeU Ambassador program

University of Utah Safety is now accepting applications for its new SafeU Student Ambassador program—a year-long paid leadership opportunity focused […]

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Announcement from CSO Marlon Lynch

Dear Colleagues: It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I will be leaving the University of […]

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New position to coordinate community engagement and safety initiatives across campus

To support the University of Utah’s commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) […]

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Statement from Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch

Earlier this week, I informed my leadership team and the university’s administration of my decision to place Rodney Chatman on […]

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2019 Campus safety statistics now available

The University of Utah’s 2020 Annual Security & Fire Safety Reports are now available with data from 2019. The reports, one […]

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U Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch participated in virtual panel discussion “Coming Together on Police Reform”

On Monday, Dec. 14, University of Utah Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch participated in a virtual panel discussion about the […]

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Emergency Management: Coordinating crisis response

Many universities have a little-known office dedicated to planning and preparing for emergencies. At the University of Utah, Emergency Management […]

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University of Utah Police join the “One Mind Campaign” to improve response to those affected by mental illness

This month, University of Utah Police joined the One Mind Campaign, an initiative from the International Association of Chiefs of […]

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THE INTERSECTION OF EDI AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Amid a tense political climate and deadly pandemic, national protests against police brutality and systemic racism have drawn attention to […]

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A Night at the Museum

When you think about campus security officers, you might picture individuals patrolling, locking and unlocking buildings, or providing courtesy escorts […]

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U Safety collected 571 Lbs. of food for the Feed U Pantry

University of Utah Safety hosted a Thanksgiving Drive for the Feed U Pantry, from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5, to […]

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University Safety launches #ServingWithCompassion

Starting on Nov. 18, University Safety at the University of Utah launches a new social media series to recognize team […]

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What you need to know about safety warnings

Safety warnings are required to be sent when certain crimes present a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. […]

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Community Services crisis support specialists will participate in the Victim-Survivor Advocacy Resources Zoom Panel

On Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., the University of Utah’s new crisis support specialists will join the Victim-Survivor Advocacy […]

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The Safety Fair Competition is extended!

The University of Utah Police “Safety Fair Competition” is being extended until Dec. 18! To participate, students must develop a […]

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Working toward a safer healthcare environment

In 2017, University of Utah Health Security had 34 officers to partner with medical personnel to serve patients and visitors […]

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