Police officials encourage college students to “think about safety”
As the start of fall semester approaches, many students will experience living away from home for the first time. At a time like this more than ever, it is important for students to be aware and think about safety. The University of Florida Police Department offers several resources and programs for students to increase safety in and around campus. In our quest for safety tips, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Christina Lob spoke with UPD Captain Jeff Holcomb for advice.
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The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.
Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.
Investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office believe they have recovered the remains of Keyanta Williams. Williams, a Gainesville mother of four, went missing in early February.