WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2019)- "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign was launched in July 2010 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice to encourage citizens to report suspicious activity. Since its launch, Baylor University has adopted the principles of the campaign to create a safer campus for students, staff and faculty.
The “Avoid. Deny. Defend.” Active Attack Training Video is sensitive in nature. The purpose of the video is not to alarm but to make sure the Baylor community is prepared in the event of an active shooter or active attack situation on campus or any other public place.
Please view the video above in which President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Mark Childers, associate vice president of Public Safety and Security, share the importance of viewing the “Avoid. Deny. Defend.” active attack training video, which will be released tomorrow, September 5.
As part of the ongoing I-35 reconstruction project, TxDOT crews plan to close Dutton Avenue between South 5th Street and South 8th Street for approximately six months, beginning Monday, July 1 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2019) – Crews plan to temporarily close the northbound I-35 Downtown 5th/4th Streets exit (335A) Monday, June 3, weather permitting, to allow for construction of the new ramp. A temporary ramp is expected to be open to traffic by early fall.
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Construction crews will permanently close the I-35 pedestrian bridge at 8th Street on Tuesday, May 28, with removal scheduled to begin that night in anticipation of the reconstruction of I-35 mainlanes. To keep crews and the traveling public safe, this will include overnight FULL southbound and northbound frontage road and mainlane closures throughout the week. Please read the information below so you can plan alternate routes to, from and around campus next week.
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2019) – Beginning Sunday night, May 12, construction crews will begin the permanent closure of two direct-access ramps between Interstate 35 and Business 77. In addition, on Monday, crews will permanently close the 11th/12th Streets bridge that crosses over I-35.
In honor of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 27, 2018, drop-off your unused and expired prescription drugs at the BUPD Station Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BUPD officers will securely dispose of all prescription drugs collected.
There have been 11 school shootings in the United States in the first 23 days of 2018, according to the New York Times. Reports of such incidents are seemingly loosing their impact and weight because of the frequency with which they occur.
In lieu of the increasing threat, Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil urges students to become more knowledgeable about emergency procedures. (Baylor Lariat)
“Baylor University is committed to safety. We wake up each day focused on how to get better and create an even safer campus,” Wigtil said. “The Baylor Police Department will never become complacent and will continue to evaluate, research and implement new programs to enhance safety on campus.”
The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) recognized a growing need to implement new approaches to working with sexual assault victims using trauma-informed, victim-centered methods. Through intensive training and a commitment to serving the Baylor community, the BUPD is specially equipped to respond to reports and to conduct investigations concerning sexual violence.
The safety and wellbeing of our campus community is of utmost importance to Baylor University. The Department of Public Safety has made tremendous strides strengthening campus safety and security over the past few years.
Last week we informed the campus community of the many efforts that have been made over the past few years to enhance the safety and security of Baylor University. We have since been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that beginning next month the Clery Act Compliance/Campus Safety Operations group will review Baylor's Annual Fire Safety and Security Reports, as well as the University's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and other related safety and security materials, as part of a Clery Program Review.
An external review of the Baylor Police Department by Margolis Healy & Associates resulted in the reorganization and enhancement of the Baylor University Police Department, including the hiring of a new police chief.
Baylor’s vice president for facilities and operations, Brian Nicholson, sent an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon with information about improvements Baylor’s Department of Public Safety has made since commissioning the review.
Over the past three years, Baylor University has made a significant investment in leadership, staffing and training in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to establish a professional public safety operation that pursues excellence in all things.
In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We …
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) –The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting its first National Night Out event, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, on Fountain Mall.
Safety and security at Baylor is a far-reaching endeavor. Childers said the Department of Public Safety (DPS) staff works everything from bicycle theft to counterterrorism--a stark reminder of how campus-life threats have evolved in the past two decades.