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Our highest priority is engaging with our students, faculty, staff, and other community members. In fact, my personal philosophy on policing is that you cannot effectively police a community if you are not part of it. Therefore, we work hard every day to be involved with the U community. With the challenges associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have focused on virtual connections with members of our community, including the virtual safety fair, participating in virtual panel discussions, and through our Twitter page.

We recognize that policing on campus is more nuanced than municipal policing, and we are committed to serving with compassion, integrity, and accountability. To achieve this, we are committed building a diverse and highly trained team. Our officers receive the most up-to-date training based on best practices, and we are recruiting through national organizations geared toward underrepresented groups. We are also developing an onboarding program focused on connecting new officers with campus organizations and familiarizing them with the unique characteristics of serving a campus community.

I am honored to lead University Police and look forward to building a culture of safety founded upon mutual respect.

Rodney Chatman
Director of Police
University of Utah

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After the conference, @UUtah committed to be part of the 30x30 initiative.
"I applaud the @UUtah Police Department for signing the pledge and implementing strategies and solutions to eliminate barriers related to advancing women in policing." Chief Jokerst
https://safety.utah.edu/home-safety-news/u-police-30x30/ https://twitter.com/CUBoulderPolice/status/1413173527457374213

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CUPD was honored to host the @Pac12 Chief’s Conference last week. Police chiefs from across the Conference of Champions had some great conversations around officer mental health, building culture and policing equity!

Acting Chief of @UofUPolice Jason Hinojosa attended the Pac-12 Chief’s Conference in Colorado. Police chiefs from across the Conference of Champions discussed mental health and policing equity.

Thank you, @cuboulderpolice for the image.

Need a #COVID19 vaccination?

Come by the Commander’s House on Tuesday, July 28, 10a-2p.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WALK-INS WELCOME

More info: https://alert.utah.edu/covid/vaccine/

Make an appointment: https://www.cns-cares.org/covid19

We enjoyed meeting students and collaborating with campus partners in the “Take One for the Team” event at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center, where K9 Honey made a special appearance 🐕

See you on July 27 at the next event!
#Vaccine #UofU #SafeU

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#DidYouKnow this month @uofupolice joined a coalition of policing leaders and experts through the @30x30Initiative. We made our pledge to increase the number of women recruits to 30% by 2030.
#UofU #Safety

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