University of Dayton police want to increase visibility

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — University of Dayton police officers are working to make itself more visible around campus.

The department announced several measures to increase its visible presence around campus.

That includes officers working their beats with red and blue lights on top of their cruisers continually lit. They won’t flash unless they’re responding to a call.

Chief Rodney Chatman says the illuminated lights alert students and would-be criminals that officers are nearby. He says he wants students to be able to see the lights.

Police also are setting up a substation in the student housing neighborhood. Chatman says he wants officers to have more interaction with the university community there.

Chatman says the department is increasing training on fair policing and is hiring a diversity and inclusion recruitment officer.

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