On Tuesday, students and staff at Indiana University will have the opportunity to try out what they would do if in the path of a tornado. As our peers at IU Kokomo know, the threat is real — a tornado caused considerable damange near the Kokomo campus last summer. While Indiana averages 20 tornadoes annually, it saw 35 last year.
An initiative at IU Southeast to reduce false fire alarms in campus residences develops a “tasty” rapport between students and IUPD.
Andy Stephenson, captain of operations for IUPD-Bloomington, writes a letter to the campus community to discuss concerns shared with him. He writes: “We have all witnessed controversial and, in some cases, unlawful police conduct in media reports. Likewise, some of you have, undoubtedly, had a personal experience that may have contributed to the forming of a negative viewpoint of, not only a particular police officer, but of all police officers. The men and women of the Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) share your concern. We acknowledge and recognize your fear.”
Indiana University Bloomington students interested in social justice, safety communication, or careers in fields of law enforcement, emergency & safety management or public health should stop by the call-out meeting Tuesday for IU Public Safety Partners, held at 6:30 p.m. at the IMU in State Room East.
College campuses and demonstrations go together like peanut butter and jelly. The goal of the Indiana University Police Department is to keep demonstrators and counter-demonstrators safe and to keep disruptions to university business (classes, for example) to a minimum.
Safe Campus 101: When you’re crossing streets and driving through campus, it’s not the time to zone out on devices or to music.
“Black lives do matter,” IUPD-Bloomington Chief Laury Flint wrote recently. “IUPD officers have taken an oath to protect and serve, and we take that oath seriously.” Read this and other comments and observations by Indiana University Police Department leaders.
Check out IUPD-Bloomington on Facebook. Campus police have begun using social media as they continue working to become more accessible to students and staff.
Yes, we like to brag about the success of our IU Police Academy graduates as they land various positions in law enforcement. I’m writing today about another kind of IU alum, men and women who devote themselves to protecting their communities as firefighters.
Ken Long has been named director of emergency management and continuity for IU Bloomington after serving as interim director this spring and as assistant director since 2009.