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ISU Police Department doing best to keep crime statistics low

The Indiana State University Police were glad to see that crime had gone down from 2015 to 2016 but has that trend carried over to this year so far?

Posted: Sep. 30, 2017 2:09 AM
Updated: Sep. 30, 2017 2:09 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Indiana State University has seen an increase in students for many years. With that comes the chance for more problems.

That's why the Indiana state university police have been doing their best to prevent these problems while keeping everyone safe. 

Jordan Gentry has been on the ISU police department for Seven years. It’s his job to make sure everyone obeys the law while staying safe.

"That’s why we do so much patrolling. Keep traffic to a minimum, keep their speeds down. Make sure they are obeying traffic laws as much as possible," said Gentry.

Gentry and the rest of the department were glad to see that crime had gone down from 2015 to 2016 but according to the Departments Clery Compliance Lieutenant Tamara McCollough, this year they're taking on a few new challenges.

"We're actually up by looking at cases so far we're up over 100 + cases so far already this school year compared to where we were last school year," said McCollough.

Some of these cases are bicycle thefts. So far they have investigated more than 25 bikes stolen this semester. Also with more students attending ISU, this increases the chance of more accidents.

Despite these numbers, many ISU students still feel safe thanks to the extra presence of law enforcement on campus. Morgen Fuentes is a sophomore at ISU and still feels safe.

"They've really stepped up their game when it comes to campus safety. They are way more through than they used to be. So they are doing really well, they have really increased their security," said Fuentes.

If you'd like to look at the official report released earlier this week by ISU check out the like here.

 

 

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