The Vanderbilt University Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency dedicated to the protection and security of Vanderbilt University and its diverse community.

To fulfill this mission we will:

  • Deliver superior law enforcement services with integrity and pride.
  • Respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.
  • Demonstrate respect toward the people we serve and one another to maintain an environment of trust.
  • Develop partnerships with all segments of our community through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Carefully select and maintain a well-trained, educated and professional staff.
  • Accept individual responsibility and accountability for our actions.


If you need the Police:

EMERGENCY - Call 911 or (615) 421-1911
Non-Emergency - Call (615) 322-2745 or 2-2745 from a campus extension