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UPD plans events for National Campus Safety Awareness

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Officers with A-State’s University Police Department are doing what they can to keep students informed and safe.

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

During the month, UPD will offer several safety classes focusing on different issues.

Sgt. Traci Simpson with UPD said it’s important that students be self-aware at all times.

“Sometimes we just get so involved in our everyday lives and what all we have to do, the homework we have to do, the papers we have to do, grocery shopping, laundry,” Sgt. Simpson said. “And we get to thinking about all that and we kinda put being safe in the back of our mind.”

A-State students are happy that UPD is working to keep them informed and safe.

“I think it’s great they are going to do that for the school and I think they’re just trying to watch over the school and protect us,” Freshman Duke Lipsky said.

Classes will range from surviving an active shooter event to sexual assault.

“Make everybody a little bit more cautious and more aware in what to do in those difficult situations they might be put in,” Freshman Derik Dean said.  

There will also be a texting and driving simulator on campus one day.

For a complete list of classes with dates and locations, log onto the University Police Department's website.

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