Eastern Michigan U Invests $1.7M in Campus Security

Funds will pay for more security cameras, lighting and police.

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) will soon be spending more than $1.7 million for more law enforcement officers, improved lighting and more video surveillance.

Nearly half of that amount, $820,000, will pay to expand EMU’s police department, reports Detroit’s NBC affiliate. In the fall the school will have 43 officers.

Additionally, EMU’s Department of Public Safety will be renovated at a cost of $175,000.

Security cameras will also be installed at a cost of about $375,000, and $87,000 will be spent to improve perimeter lighting. About $175,000 will be spent to improve emergency notification signage, and $110,000 will be spent installing automated external defibrillators.

EMU officials were prompted to boost security on and off campus after an EMU football player was murdered last fall.

Photo via Wikimedia.

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