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St. Clair named first female chief of West Virginia University Police

West Virginia University has chosen a leader with 27 years’ experience, not only in her chosen field of public safety, but also on its Morgantown campus to lead the University Police. Sherry St. Clair, WVU’s first female chief, begins her new leadership role this week.

WVU Community Notice highlights campus resources, education for sexual assault, Title IX

In light of calls for action in recent protests at colleges and universities across the country, including on the Morgantown campus, and as part of an overall commitment to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, West Virginia University is reminding the campus community of its education and awareness efforts in several key areas including personal safety, sexual assault and other Title IX-related crimes.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested after WVU issues Campus Warning for burglary

West Virginia University students and employees are encouraged to be vigilant as University Police received a report of a burglary on Friday, Oct. 8. University Police has arrested Ivan Pesic, a WVU Facilities employee, for one count of burglary. Officers searched Pesic’s residence and took him into custody. The investigation is ongoing. Pesic will be arraigned later in the day.

WVU releases annual Clery Act report

The latest Clery Act report from West Virginia University for the pandemic year of 2020 showed decreases in reported sexual assaults, domestic violence cases and alcohol-related crimes during a time when the campus population in Morgantown was limited because of COVID-19.

Welcome back: Students discover connections, place and purpose at WVU

Following a year of missed traditions and celebrations, West Virginia University will welcome new and returning students to its campus in Morgantown with an array of in-person activities that will allow students to reconnect and find their place and purpose.

WVU issues Community Notice after recent thefts from vehicles and asks students, staff to lock vehicles

West Virginia University Police has received four reports since July 17 of thefts from vehicles. In most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and parked in the following lots on the Morgantown campus: Lots 30 (Near College Park), North High St. (Near Boreman) and Coliseum Lot. Similar incidents have been reported throughout Monongalia County. University Police is increasing patrols and presence in these areas and is also coordinating with other law enforcement agencies in response to the incidents.

WVU issues Campus Warning for robbery

West Virginia University students and employees are encouraged to be vigilant as University Police received a report of a robbery/car-jacking that happened on May 9 at approximately 3:30 p.m. in front of 265 Prospect Street. At that time, one suspect approached the driver of a silver Nissan Sentra with a Pennsylvania license plate, pushed the driver away from the vehicle and fled with the vehicle towards High Street. No weapons were used, and no injuries were reported.

WVU joins national effort to address campus sexual violence

A full assessment along with targeted organizational changes are the goals of a new two-year program at West Virginia University focused on improving the reporting of sexual violence on campus and, ultimately, preventing it.

WVU Police confirm student death

West Virginia University Police have confirmed Benjamin Pravecek, a 20-year-old business major from Harpers Ferry, died Friday afternoon (April 16). Officers are continuing their investigation, but early indications suggest no foul play was involved.