Point Park University Introduces New Campus Police Force

PITTSBURGH,None — Point Park University has a new five-officer police force to patrol its campus in downtown Pittsburgh.

Point Park Police Chief Jeffrey Besong said the officers have received the same training as municipal police officers, and their jurisdiction will cover the campus and up to a block away from its borders.

For now, the department will use bicycle and foot patrols, though the private, liberal arts school eventually plans to buy a police vehicle.

Besong said that the force is primarily meant to give students and faculty more security and a more personal response to calls.

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