Campus Police

Campus Police - 812.888.5555

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Department of Police and Safety is to provide a safe and secure campus for all individuals at VU. To achieve this mission, we will respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.

We strive to maintain an environment in which the primary education mission of the University can be realized. The men and women of the Department are professionally trained to provide police, security and parking services for the campus community. Our daily objective is to work in a partnership with the community and provide the highest quality of professional police services.

October 31, 2013
Vincennes city police have made an arrest in connection with the October 30, 2013 incident at the Campus Habitat Apartments near the Vincennes University campus. Read the Vincennes city police press release.

October 30, 2013
VU E-Alert Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:40 AM
Vincennnes campus lockdown has ended. Campus buildings have been checked by police and residence halls are now open. Police investigation continues.

VU E-Alert: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:12 AM
Vincennes Campus Police are searching for a white male in his 30s with a beard wearing a dark cap and jacket. He may be armed.

VU E-Alert: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:39 AM
Gunman on the Vincennes Campus. Campus is on lockdown. Police are on the scene. More information as it becomes available.

September 18, 2013
VU E-Alert:  Vincennes Campus: Police have authorized the opening of the Construction Technology Building, the VU Track and adjacent streets. Classes will resume as scheduled. Kimmel Park remains closed as the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team continues its investigation. The suspected device was contained and destroyed by the EOD.

VU E-Alert: Vincennes City Police have located a suspected pipe bomb near the entrance of Kimmel Park. In response, a safety perimeter has been blocked off including the Construction Technology Building and the VU track. Do not attempt to enter this area until further notice. More information will be released as it becomes available.

September 6, 2013
The Vincennes University Police Department is investigating an assault involving two VU students that occurred the evening of Sept. 3 at Campus Habitat Apartments, a private company located at 201 W. St. Clair Street. The investigation began when the female victim, 18, reported the incident to the VU Police Department at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 5. According to Assistant VU Police Chief Bob Dunham, "This is an isolated incident between acquaintances." Dunham says that the investigation continues, the Knox County Prosecutor's Office has been notified, and the suspect, 20, has been interrogated and will be charged. Dunham said that after the victim reported the incident she was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she underwent a sexual assault exam.    

Update - December 9, 2012
Preliminary findings indicate no foul play in the death of VU student

VINCENNES, Ind. – Preliminary findings of a medical examination support a previous report of the Vincennes City Police Department that foul play did not play a role in the death of a Vincennes University student Saturday night at an off-campus apartment. The autopsy was conducted Sunday afternoon. 

The investigation continues pending a final report by the medical examiner and physical evidence examination by the Indiana State Police. Authorities consider this an isolated incident.

According to an initial crime scene report Sunday at 3:30 a.m. issued by the Vincennes Police Department, at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday night, Malcolm Jamar Stalling, 22, of South Bend, was found unresponsive by his returning roommate near the front door of his residence, at 610 N. Second Street.

Stalling was later pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

Vincennes City Police investigators were assisted by the Vincennes University Police Department, and the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division, and crime scene technicians.

According to VU officials, counseling services are being made available to the University community through the VU Counseling Services Office.  

Crime Alert

December 8, 2012
Vincennes University student dies from Saturday night incident

Vincennes University student Malcolm Jamar Stalling, 22, South Bend, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday night after being transported there from an off-campus apartment house at 610 N. Second Street in Vincennes at approximately 7 p.m.  Emergency responders were called to the apartment due to reports of an unresponsive male. 

The death is being investigated by the Vincennes City Police, VU Police, and Indiana State Police.  Stalling was majoring in Automotive Technology at VU. 

December 8, 2012
Shooting Incident Under Investigation
At approximately 7:00pm this evening, a shooting was reported at 612 N. 2nd Street near the Vincennes University Campus.  An unresponsive person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital.  Local police authorities are still on the scene and the investigation continues.  An identity has not been released.  Updates in the case will be released as made available.

December 3, 2012
At approximately 12:45pm today, a male student was allegedly robbed at his off-campus housing, Depot Apartments. As the student was attempting to enter his apartment, two black males approached him, displayed a weapon, struck the man in the face, and stole $100 in cash.
The suspects left northbound, but were not located by local police authorities. If you have any information in regard to this report, contact VUPD at 812.888.5555.

October 9, 2012 on the Vincennes Campus:
An email was discovered this morning threatening the presence of a bomb on the Vincennes Campus near the water tower.  The email was sent late Monday. Facilities have been searched and no evidence of a bomb has been found. Vincennes University Police are investigating the incident.

Nationally, colleges and universities continue to receive a rash of bomb threats.  Vincennes University will continue to keep the campus community informed of such threats and follow safety precautions.

September 26, 2012 on the Vincennes Campus:
The Vincennes Campus received an unspecific email threatening the presence of a bomb. Vincennes University Police are currently investigating the report. Be cautious and aware of your surroundings. Immediately report any unusual or suspicious articles to the VUPD at 888-5555 or 911.

Vincennes University Police have searched the Vincennes Campus facilities and nothing was found to substantiate the bomb threat.

September 24, 2012 on the Vincennes Campus:
At 8:00pm an alleged case of intimidation with a weapon was reported outside the Humanities Building. During the process of the investigations a suspect was identified. A weapon was not recovered, but criminal charges will be sought. There were no injuries.

On April 17, 2012 in the late afternoon hours a male student  alleges that around 2:50PM he was robbed of a cellphone by a known male brandishing a weapon and a female in the lobby of McCormick Science Center, on the campus of Vincennes University.   The cellphone was recovered later in the evening hours and returned back to the owner.  Investigation continues by the university police.

On Saturday, February 25, 2012 around 4:00AM, the Vincennes City Police Department received a phone call that two (2) male individuals entered and attempted armed robbery of the occupant(s) in an off-campus apartment located in the 400 block of North Second Street, Vincennes , Indiana. The males fled the area in an unknown vehicle. A short time later, based upon the provided description of the suspects, Officers of the Vincennes University Police Department initiated a traffic stop and the suspects were subsequently arrested.

On Sunday February 12, 2012 around 11:30PM in the open field behind the Young Building near the CSX railroad right of way,  a female student was grabbed by a white male with glasses, small to medium build, approximately 5'8" tall.  After a brief altercation, the female student was able to flee the area without injury. Investigation continues by the Vincennes University Police Department

On Monday, January 17, 2012 in the 600 Block of North First Street, Vincennes, Indiana near the campus of Vincennes University a young female states that while walking back to campus she was raped by a person unknown to her.  University Police are continuing with the investigation.

Reporting a Crime
Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported by any student, faculty, or staff member. Contacting Campus Police:

  • From the Vincennes campus: Dial 5555
  • From off-campus: 888-5555

University Police Officers are in constant radio contact with Central Dispatch (E-911) and the Vincennes City Police.