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Few crimes reported on university campuses from 2011-2013

The University Police Department expand efforts for campus safety by launching new procedures for the benefit of students such as: full scale active shooter exercises, an increase in mental health awareness for officers and a budget request for 24-hour dispatch. The University Police Department is the primary respondent for emergencies and reports of criminal activity on campus. Photo by Cassandra Martinez
The University Police Department expand efforts for campus safety by launching new procedures for the benefit of students such as: full scale active shooter exercises, an increase in mental health awareness for officers and a budget request for 24-hour dispatch. The University Police Department is the primary respondent for emergencies and reports of criminal activity on campus. Photo by Cassandra Martinez

by Emily Rodriguez

University police reported only six crimes on this institution’s three campuses during 2011-2013.

Two incidents of burglary occurred on each of the Brooks City-Base, Main and Gillette Campuses, each located on the South Side but separated by several miles.

The burglaries are outlined on the Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Annual Security Report, released Wednesday and available for public view.

The report contains crime statistics for three calendar years for certain reported crimes that occurred on Main, Brooks, Gillette and other university owned properties, or property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, and the Higher Education Reauthorization Act requires the university police department, who works alongside the office of student affairs, to release the report.

The report defines burglary as, “The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft; includes unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking, safecracking, all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.”

University police Chief Ron Davidson was in active shooter training today and was unavailable for comment.

Copies of the report may be obtained at the University Police Department located at room 120 at the Main campus or by calling 210-784-1900.

About the Author

Emily Rodriguez
Emily Rodriguez
Emily Rodriguez is a staff writer for The Mesquite. Emily is a communications-journalism major and criminology minor, and received her associate degree in journalism from San Antonio College in December 2013. While at San Antonio college, she served as Managing Editor for the award-winning newspaper The Ranger. She is a 2011 graduate of John Paul Stevens High School where she served in multiple editor positions in the school’s award-winning yearbook and newspape

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