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UK Police Focus on Holiday Crime Season

Contact: Kathy Johnson

 

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The primary focus of this task force is to prevent theft from vehicles, burglary and robbery, and officers are being assigned a variety of shifts to curtail this type of criminal activity said Travis Manley, public information officer for UK Police.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2003) -- In anticipation of increased crime during the holiday season, the University of Kentucky Police Department established a task force to focus on street-level crime prevention and detection.

Through December 19, the last day of the fall semester, an increased number of uniform and plain clothes officers are patrolling UK’s campus.

The primary focus of this task force is to prevent theft from vehicles, burglary and robbery, and officers are being assigned a variety of shifts to curtail this type of criminal activity said Travis Manley, public information officer for UK Police.

“This is a pro-active effort to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors as well as their property,” Manley said.

The UK Police Department also issued a Campus Crime Alert to the UK community warning of increased thefts from vehicles in UK parking lots during the holiday season. The alert included crime prevention tips such as always securing vehicles parked in UK parking lots and removing all items from vehicles or placing them in the trunk where they are out of public view.


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