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Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 7, 2018

On-campus arrests and overall disciplinary actions have fallen to their lowest levels in over three years. The annual Security and Fire Safety Report released by the university in early October sheds...

Transition period going 'smoothly' for new sheriff's deputies

Transition period going ‘smoothly’ for new sheriff’s deputies

Noah Alatza, News Editor October 16, 2018

The transition period of having Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputies regularly patrol campus has been going “extraordinarily well,” Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said. “The impact...

Sam Preston joined USI in May as the assistant director of Public Safety.

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor September 11, 2018

Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former...

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.

USI, Sheriff’s Office formalize safety 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...

Public safety investigating two late night 'suspicious persons'

Public safety investigating two late night ‘suspicious persons’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager January 21, 2018

A University freshman says she was chased and almost attacked late Thursday night. According to the university's crime log, a suspicious person was reported on campus Jan. 19 at 12:31 a.m. near the...

Bequette named Public Safety Director

Bequette named Public Safety Director

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer January 9, 2018

The university has tapped assistant director of public safety Stephen Bequette to lead its security enforcement department. Bequette served as the assistant director for the last nine years and worked...

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