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Eastern Michigan University Adding Police Officers

Jan 3, 2014

Eastern Michigan University continues to increase efforts to promote safety on campus and off.

Credit Eastern Michigan University Police

Later this month four new police officers will join the public safety department, with a total of ten new officers to begin work at EMU in 2014. 

EMU Chief of Police Bob Heighes says EMU is committed to the safety of students and staff as shown by this investment.

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Heighes says the partnership between EMU police, Ypsilanti Police, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, and Ypsilanti Township patrolling areas to the north of campus has led to numerous arrests.  He says students are also noticing a greater police presence day and night.

In addition to adding four officers this month, EMU will add four more in May and two in September.

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.