IUPD leaders discuss Black Lives Matter, training, community relations and more

“Black lives do matter,” IUPD-Bloomington Chief Laury Flint wrote recently. “IUPD officers have taken an oath to protect and serve, and we take that oath seriously.” Read this and other comments and observations by Indiana University Police Department leaders.

IU alums help keep campuses safe through firefighting

Yes, we like to brag about the success of our IU Police Academy graduates as they land various positions in law enforcement. I’m writing today about another kind of IU alum, men and women who devote themselves to protecting their communities as firefighters.

The problem with pepper spray

It’s not uncommon for concerned parents to ask police officers for advice about arming soon-to-be new IU students with pepper spray. IUPD-Bloomington Chief Laury Flint, to my surprise, told me that pepper spray can cause more problems than protection.

42 IU students embark on important step toward law enforcement careers

The 2016 IU Police Academy kicked off on Monday by breaking records. This will be the first year that each of the eight Indiana University campuses has student representatives. It is the largest academy class with a whopping 42 cadets, and contains the largest number of women — 11 — a figure that grows each year as women continue to establish a presence in law enforcement.

Crime prevention and safety tips for spring break

When traveling abroad or domestically, safety precautions and common sense can help you enjoy your trip to the max.

Protecting your mobile devices — and data — begins before you travel

If you’re traveling during spring break, Indiana University’s data security experts say there are steps you can take before you leave – in addition to during your travels – to make sure you’re not haunted by cyberattacks long after you return.

Vote — and stock up

Have you voted for PPE Top Model? Please use our ballot, where you’ll see pictures of more than 70 Indiana University employees – and one police dog – wearing personal protective equipment that helps protect them on the job. And then consider stashing some of the PPE, such as gloves and hard hats, at home to keep you and your family safer during chores or disasters.

Raising IU’s risk IQ

What sorts of events or circumstances threaten Indiana University’s ability to satisfy its core missions? That is, what sorts of conditions would dramatically reduce our ability to teach, conduct research, and serve the community? Who knows? Well, thanks to the efforts of Merri Beth Lavagnino, university leadership is gaining a good understanding of how to think in those terms.

Emergency guide, procedures grid for faculty, staff, students

Whether you’re a long-time professor at IU or an adjunct instructor teaching just one course, you can expect students to look to you for guidance during a crisis. IU Emergency Management and Continuity staff prepared a faculty quick guide, emergency procedures grid and syllabus inserts to help you know what to do and who to call.

Sworn to serve

This past weekend, hundreds of family members, friends, and highly respected officials gathered in the Indiana Memorial Union’s Alumni Hall to watch the 2015 IU Police Academy cadets be officially sworn in as police officers. Cadets from every IU campus walked across the stage and took the oath that solidified their new status, while IU Police Department chiefs from across the state watched.