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Sheriff’s Office partnership brings safety increase

Sheriff's Office partnership brings safety increase

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 5, 2020

When Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office finalized a partnership with the university to have deputies patrol the campus in 2018, Sheriff Dave Wedding said it would lead to a safer campus. Domestic violence dropped from five to one, dating violence from six to five and drug law violations on campu...

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 18, 2019

A USI student was shot and wounded in the hip area Sunday morning at a house party on 101 S. Roesner Road according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Office deputies were called to the scene of a reported shots fired at approximately 1:51 a.m. according to a press release from the...

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 16, 2018

Racist flyers that were discovered in the university's parking lot Nov. 5 have been deemed a “random act,” according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “There are these groups of people that might be traveling across country or state to state and place propaganda on places of learning,...

USI, Sheriff’s Office formalize safety partnership

University President Ron Rochon (left), and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding (right) greet members of the media outside Rice Library Aug. 21 to formally announce a USI-VCSO security partnership.

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

August 21, 2018

Raindrops fell as USI officials and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies gathered to formally announce an agreement between the university and sheriff’s office. Five full-time sheriff deputies will be patrolling on campus as part of the newly created USI Patrol Unit within VCSO’s Operations D...

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Sheriff Jason King watches over the students gathered in the Free Speech Zone during the Campus Ministry USA’s demonstration Monday. King said he wasn’t asked to go watch over the event, but felt “they might need me out here.”

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 27, 2018

Amid confusion on the potential location and presence of a new Sheriff's Office on campus, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding wants to set the record straight. “You can call it a district or a post, but we haven't determined what we are going to name it yet,” Wedding said. Wedding sai...

‘We should not be daunted’

After speeches about sexual assualt and gender violence, male audience members walked a mile in bright red high-heels to raise awareness for violence against women and men during the 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Tuesday evening. Students, professors and community members walked from the UC, past the Orr Center and ended at the College of Liberal Arts, where members of the community, officers and Dean Beeby spoke about their experience walking in the heels, before the participants took a pledge to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 12, 2017

In its 11th year, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” once again attempts to tackle an ongoing issue. The event featured male students, faculty and community members who walked a mile in high heels and pledged to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.” Also known as the Na...

Little information available regarding August robbery

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

September 14, 2016

The university issued a Rave Alert Friday afternoon notifying the campus of an attempted robbery that occurred in late August. The alert told students that Public Safety had been notified Friday and that there was no immediate threat. The Shield reached out to Steve Woodall, director of USI Public Safe...

Sheriff’s office announces new bike patrol program

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office announced a new Non-Motorist Safety program Friday at the Broadway Recreational Complex.

James Vaughn

April 1, 2016

Students who utilize the USI-Burdette Park Trail may soon come across sheriff’s deputies on bicycles. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office announced a new Non-Motorist Safety program Friday at the Broadway Recreational Complex. The goal of the program is to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety t...

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