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Transparent, accountable and accessible

I would like to update the campus community on our efforts to bring more transparency and accountability to safety since I arrived at the U in February. With that in mind, I want to provide some insight about the recently terminated contract between the University of Utah and the surveillance company Banjo. The U entered […]

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U Health Security featured on industry podcast

Chris Snyder, manager of specialized services for U Health Security, was featured on the “Healthcare Security Cast” to share lessons learned and best practices for developing an invaluable security program. The podcast, hosted by leading security expert Brine Hamilton, provides insights from respected industry leaders and discusses the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety—a […]

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U commits to achieving national safety accreditation

The University of Utah is working toward national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the “Gold Standard in Public Safety.” In order to become accredited, the U’s Department of Public Safety must meet the established set of professional standards set by CALEA, which are best practices that have been established […]

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Working together toward safety

The National Safety Council, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, recognized June as National Safety Month, focusing on saving lives and preventing injuries. In honor of National Safety Month, @TheU is sharing a story the originally appeared in U Health’s 2019-2020 Nursing Report, “Building Momentum: A Virtuous Cycle of Success.” SAFEGUARD YOUT STAFF Deploying de-escalation […]

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Conversations for Change with recap video

Note: This is an edited version of this story that is being republished here with the entire recording and transcript for those not able to attend the meeting. As part of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, administrative leadership at the University of Utah continually works towards making our University a more welcoming environment […]

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Integrating safety

Since joining the University of Utah as the inaugural Chief Safety Officer (CSO) in February 2020, Marlon Lynch has reorganized the structure of the Department of Public Safety. The changes, which include the addition of new leadership throughout the organization and the elevation and growth of existing divisions, increases capacity, improves accountability and better meets […]

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