IUPD-Bloomington using social media to connect with students, staff and visitors

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.

IU alums help keep campuses safe through firefighting

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 named IU Bloomington director of emergency management and continuity

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.

The problem with pepper spray

It’s not uncommon for concerned parents to ask police officers for advice about arming soon-to-be new IU students with pepper spray. IUPD-Bloomington Chief Laury Flint, to my surprise, told me that pepper spray can cause more problems than protection.

Marina’s safety tips for new students (she’s been there)

IU Bloomington senior Marina Allen has some safety tips for new students.

Over at the IU Police Academy …

Cadets in the IU Police Academy spends six weeks learning in-depth information pertaining to criminal law from some of Monroe County’s current prosecutors. The criminal law course is divided among classroom instruction, prior and recent examples of case law, hands-on scenarios, and regularly administered quizzes.