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Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Department of Police and Safety is to provide a safe and secure campus for all individuals at VU. To achieve this mission, we will respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.

We strive to maintain an environment in which the primary education mission of the University can be realized. The men and women of the Department are professionally trained to provide police, security and parking services for the campus community. Our daily objective is to work in a partnership with the community and provide the highest quality of professional police services.

Special Announcement:

UPDATE: Vincennes University Police, Vincennes City Police and Knox County Sheriffs Department responded to a reported weapons incident at 1602 N. 2nd Street at approximately 12:14am on the 26th day of August 2018. The incident was reported by an anonymous caller. Once officers arrived the residence was searched and no weapons found. This incident has been cleared as a Unfounded Report.

At 12:14am on Sunday, August 26, a male student requested entry at the Sigma Pi Fraternity house located at 2nd and St. Clair Streets in Vincennes. The student reported being told that he was not going to be allowed to enter at which point he said he was threatened with a gun. The Vincennes University Police Department, Vincennes City Police, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call. After a thorough search of the house, no weapon was found. The incident is still under investigation.

Reporting a Crime
Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported by any student, faculty, or staff member. Contacting Campus Police:

University Police Officers are in constant radio contact with Central Dispatch (E-911) and the Vincennes City Police.

Request Event Security
Our goal is to provide exceptional security services with professionalism, compassion, and dignity, while dedicated to excellent customer service and a safe and secure campus.
The Vincennes University Police Department provides police and security services for special events such as concerts, dignitary visits, commencement, holiday celebrations, student and department social events, athletics and many other miscellaneous event.
A tremendous amount of personnel hours are used to cover these assignments.  Police officers or Campus Safety Officers assigned to work an event are given specific instruction on the management of that event.

To request event security or special services please submit a REQUEST FOR SERVICE form.

The following guidelines are offered when requesting the university police department’s presence at an event.  

  • Requests for service should be submitted no less than 2 weeks prior to your event date in order to allow for sufficient planning. If your request is made with less than 2 weeks’ notice, there will be no guarantee that an officer(s) will be available for your event. The request for service form can be found below.  Please fill out and mail to the university police “attn. Robert Dunham.”
  • A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for cancellation of the request for police services.
  • You may request a specific number of officers needed for your event, but the University Police Department will be responsible for assessing the proper number of officers needed based on factors such as crowd size, type of event, location, etc.

 

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