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 toenhance 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.