Colleges rethink campus safety approach

Aug 24, 2009 Full story: Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan's public universities are beefing up police forces, installing high-resolution surveillance cameras and taking other steps to prevent campus crime, which college officials say is more common than statistics show.

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Paul Kersey

Troy, MI

#1 Aug 25, 2009
Almost every night the news shows video of a robber or killer caught on camera. It just doesn't seem to stop them from taking the risk. What I like to see is where the cameras are monitored by professionals with police support at the ready to intervene in real time. The Framer Jack store in Dearborn Heights used to have such a system. Twice I saw their "risk management" people run into the parking lot and lay an NFL tackle on shoplifters. Then the police quickly arrived to make the arrest. Caught in flagrante delicto.

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