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Wichita State University To Hire 4 More Police Officers

Nadya Faulx

Wichita State University says it will add four more police officers as it continues to work on multiple fronts to ensure a safe campus.

University Police Chief Sara Morris said in a news release Monday the university recognizes that several recent incidents have raised concerns about campus safety. She says the crime rate is low, but no crime is acceptable.

The four new officers will be in addition to the 28 already employed, and will be hired under an expedited search process.

The university began deploying officers on foot last week to hear directly from students about their concerns and offer advice on how to increase their safety.

On Monday Wichita State is also hosting a campus safety town hall, one of three safety events scheduled this week.