U of Minnesota Reallocates $4M for Safety Plan

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has reallocated $4.1 million to fund campus safety initiatives in response to the uptick in violent crimes around campus.

Since the beginning of the school year, campus police have issued 18 crime alerts for 24 crimes committed on or near campus compared to 10 alerts for 13 crimes during the 2012-13 school year, Minnesota Daily reports.

The funds will cover security cameras and improving building security and lighting on campus.

The resources will also pay for increased police hours. Additionally, the university plans to hire 20 to 30 student staff members to the security monitor program, and increase their pay.

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