Safety Blog

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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Community Services committed to safety and wellness

The new Community Services division at the U recently hired two new crisis support specialists dedicated to providing assistance to […]

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Multiple public safety agencies collaborate for Vice Presidential debate at the U

Editor’s note: In October 2019, the Commission on Presidential Debates selected the University of Utah to host the only 2020 […]

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U public safety hosts Thanksgiving Drive for Feed U Pantry

University of Utah public safety is hosting a Thanksgiving Drive for the Feed U Pantry, from Oct. 5 to Nov. […]

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Vehicle burglary prevention tips on campus

During the last month, eight vehicle burglaries were reported on campus. These cases are typically crimes of opportunity, and the […]

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The Office of the Chief Safety Officer welcomes two presidential interns

Two students from the University of Utah’s prestigious Presidential Internship in Higher Education Leadership joined the Office of the Chief […]

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New public safety committees announced

By Annalisa Purser, Director of Administration, Office of the Chief Safety Officer   Two new public safety committees were created […]

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U Health Security trained more than 1,000 employees and students in workplace violence prevention techniques in the last year

During the last 12 months, more than 1,000 University of Utah Health employees and campus partners were trained by U […]

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“Maybe I was meant to be there”

University of Utah Health Security Officer Cristina Lopez was having an uneventful shift when an emergency was reported. The call […]

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University of Utah Police received care kits from Kindness 4 Kids

Patrol officers from University of Utah Police received a surprise from “Kindness 4 Kids,” a group of children volunteers in […]

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University of Utah Police participated in an implicit bias training with the community

All University of Utah police officers and command staff participated in an implicit bias training presented by Fair and Impartial […]

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University of Utah Police recognized for COVID-19 response

University of Utah Health administrators recognized University Police officers in July for their daily support inside the hospitals and clinics […]

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Statement from Chief Rodney Chatman on independent review

Campus community, In May 2020, I ordered an independent review of allegations against a former University of Utah police officer […]

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U police commit to community service

The University of Utah Police Department is committed to community service and policing with compassion, integrity and accountability. Since joining […]

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Awarding compassion and kindness

It was a Saturday afternoon at the University of Utah Hospital when a U police officer came across a man […]

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Safety standards

As part of reorganizing and updating safety functions at the University of Utah, Chief Safety Officer Marlon C. Lynch created […]

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We believe you

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Rodney Chatman, chief of the University of Utah police department, has asked […]

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Parade recognizes front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic

Dozens of first responders in police cars, fire trucks and ambulances paraded by the University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s […]

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Fingerprinting services available

Update [Nov. 16, 2020]: Fingerprint Services are suspended due to COVID-19 until further notice. Update [Sept. 15, 2020]: 15-minute appointments […]

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Transparent, accountable and accessible

I would like to update the campus community on our efforts to bring more transparency and accountability to safety since […]

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Statement from Chief Rodney Chatman on the death of George Floyd

Recent news about the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is disturbing, and reactions of anger and fear are […]

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U Health Security featured on industry podcast

Chris Snyder, manager of specialized services for U Health Security, was featured on the “Healthcare Security Cast” to share lessons […]

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A commitment to a safety system that truly serves the U community

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the subsequent aftermath have brought systemic racism and the […]

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