On September 13, 2019, Chancellor sent a message to WashU families detailing the University’s response to recent crime in the local area. Below are steps the University is taking to strengthen off-campus security:
- “WUPD has adjusted its staffing to increase officer patrols in the nearby neighborhoods. This will allow us to have more of a presence and to provide more direct support to residents. We will regularly revisit the plan and adjust according to needs.
- Effective September 14, the schedule for our Campus2Home shuttle will be changed from the current 30-minute increment to shuttles every 15 minutes. This will greatly reduce wait times and make it more convenient for riders who live in nearby neighborhoods to get home safely.
- Effective September 14, the North Campus Shuttle will run until 10 p.m., rather than 6 p.m. The shuttle will continue to serve the Lofts on Delmar Boulevard and areas north and south of the Loop.
- Effective immediately, we have implemented WUPD’s bike patrol unit escort program. Patrol officers will be available to provide walking or biking escorts to, from, and within the WUPD patrol-zone neighborhoods north and east of the Danforth Campus. The escorts will be available between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Requests for escorts can be made by calling WUPD at 314-935-5555.”