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TUPD recognized nationally for efforts to improve campus safety

TUPD Officer handouts.jpgSafe Campus, the National Campus Safety Summit, has announced that the Towson University Police Department has been named to the Safe Campus 2016 Top 25 List. The department was recognized for its accomplishments in improving university campus safety this past year.

“They’ve proven an outstanding dedication to improving the safety of their students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” Linda Shaw, Safe Campus Director, said in making the announcement.

This year’s Top 25 List was chosen out of 4,706 eligible U.S. college or university administrative departments. Each administrative department was nominated based on its efforts and improvements in campus safety for the student body in that school.

Not only is Towson University consistently the safest campus within the 10 University System of Maryland institutions, TUPD has received the Governor’s Award for Crime Prevention for 30 consecutive years — more than any other higher education institution in the state. This past year, TUPD — in partnership with Towson’s Student Government Association (SGA) — launched the SaferMobility app to help students, faculty and staff protect themselves against potential and ongoing crimes. The app is free and available for download on Apple and Android devices.

The Safe Campus Board of Advisors selected the winner of the top 25 by highest vote. This Board is made up of various senior-level higher education administrators.

Safe Campus’ mission is to improve the overall safety and security of U.S. college and university students.

See the organization’s Top 25 University Departments for 2016 at https://safecampussummit.org/las-vegas-conference/top-25-university-departments/.