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UPD preps students for active shooter scenarios

With a presence similar to an epidemic, active shooter scenarios are becoming more common. To combat this, VSU is taking steps to inform its students through Civilian Response to Active Shooter events. CRASE is a program created by VSU’s Department of Public Safety to give students knowledge on responding to the presence of an active shooter. The initial presentation, given ...

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VSU student arrested for marijuana charge

A VSU student is facing charges for possession of marijuana after an arrest late Aug. 21. UPD Officer Caleb Lee arrested Demetrius Tharpe, 18, during a routine patrol which found the student allegedly smoking near Georgia Residence Hall. According to the police report, Lee began driving towards Georgia Avenue with the windows down. It was then that he reports smelling ...

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Crime Report 3/5-3/19: A wave of thefts go unchecked

Mar. 5, 2018 At 3:41 p.m., a student reported theft of a bookbag from a bench near the basketball court. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2 p.m., a student reported being pushed and slapped by a known person. The subject is not a current VSU student. Case turned over to Investigations. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2:18 p.m., a student reported theft ...

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UPD teaches students about drunk driving

On March 7, VSU Police hosted the Blazer Safety Maze, an event where students can see the effects of intoxicated driving. The Blazer Safety Maze took place on the VSU front lawn and was coordinated by Sgt. Heidi Browning. “We want to educate students and remind them of the dangers of driving intoxicated before spring break,” Browning said. Officers at ...

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Opinion: Emergency situations should be taken seriously at VSU

Due to the recent school shooting at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida, gun control conversations sparked across the nation. Faculty, staff, students and parents across America can’t help but prepare for the unexpected. Though gun control has been a topic of discussion since incidents such as Sandy Hook, the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida and the Las ...

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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!