Safety News

Community Services now offers canine-assisted support

November 15, 2021

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

November 9, 2021

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

October 26, 2021

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

October 18, 2021

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

September 30, 2021

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

September 27, 2021

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

September 23, 2021

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

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University Safety provides 24/7 courtesy escorts

September 15, 2021

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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Campus alerts and safety messages on new digital signs

September 9, 2021

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 of Utah Police to use body-worn cameras on campus

August 4, 2021

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

July 21, 2021

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

July 1, 2021

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

June 3, 2021

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

May 24, 2021

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

May 10, 2021

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

April 30, 2021

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

April 29, 2021

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

April 19, 2021

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

March 30, 2021

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

March 23, 2021

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

March 9, 2021

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

February 19, 2021

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

February 16, 2021

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 Safety launches SafeU Ambassador program

February 9, 2021

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

February 2, 2021

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

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University of Utah statement on Marlon Lynch

February 2, 2021

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

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New position to coordinate community engagement and safety initiatives across campus

January 14, 2021

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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2019 Campus safety statistics now available

December 18, 2020

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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Statement from Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch

December 18, 2020

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

December 17, 2020

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

December 15, 2020

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

December 8, 2020

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

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A Night at the Museum

December 1, 2020

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

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THE INTERSECTION OF EDI AND PUBLIC SAFETY

November 25, 2020

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

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

November 20, 2020

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

November 18, 2020

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

November 6, 2020

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

October 26, 2020

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!

October 23, 2020

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

October 21, 2020

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

October 12, 2020

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

October 7, 2020

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

October 5, 2020

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

September 30, 2020

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

September 21, 2020

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

September 14, 2020

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

September 8, 2020

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”

September 3, 2020

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

August 31, 2020

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

August 26, 2020

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

August 13, 2020

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

August 5, 2020

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

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Safety standards

July 28, 2020

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

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U police commit to community service

July 6, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

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

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Integrating safety

June 26, 2020

Since joining the University of Utah as the inaugural Chief Safety Officer (CSO) in February 2020, Marlon Lynch has reorganized […]

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Working together toward safety

June 23, 2020

The National Safety Council, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, recognized June as National Safety Month, focusing on saving lives […]

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Conversations for Change with recap video

June 19, 2020

Note: This is an edited version of this story that is being republished here with the entire recording and transcript […]

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U commits to achieving national safety accreditation

June 19, 2020

The University of Utah is working toward national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the […]

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

June 11, 2020

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

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U Health Security featured on industry podcast

June 4, 2020

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

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Statement from Chief Rodney Chatman on the death of George Floyd

May 29, 2020

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

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Transparent, accountable and accessible

May 15, 2020

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

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Fingerprinting services available

May 8, 2020

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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Parade recognizes front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic

April 30, 2020

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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We believe you

April 10, 2020

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

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