Campus safety among items to be discussed among U of M Board of Regents

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is meeting Thursday and Friday, and one of the topics listed on the two day agenda is campus safety.

The meetings come after the University and Gov. Tim Walz unveiled new public safety initiatives around the University Wednesday in an effort to tackle the spike in crime.

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Parents and students have been calling for the school to make campus, as well as the area around it, safer for months.

This past summer, the school’s police department reported there’s been a 45% increase in violent crime around the campus since 2019.

Now, the State Patrol, Minneapolis Police Department, Metro Transit and Hennepin County will be helping the University of Minnesota’s Police Department crack down on violent crime.

Students began their fall semester this week.

The meetings are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. both days, and a full agenda can be found by CLICKING HERE, or by scrolling to the bottom of this article.

Meetings can be viewed online by CLICKING HERE.