MTSU Working With City To Deter Crime Spree

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MTSU administration said it will remind and reinforce to students that the Code of Conduct can apply to off-campus behavior.  Local law enforcement will have the option to refer cases to the university’s Office of Judicial Affairs and Mediation Services for review.

The University will also share the city’s proposed apartment crime data website as part of its new student orientation and will encourage newcomers to look for the soon-to-be developed city safety emblem before deciding on an off-campus residence.

“Our university appreciates and shares the priority placed by Mayor McFarland and his administration for the safety of our entire community,” said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee. “We have worked closely with the city on this issues, as well as this recent strategy, and we will continue to partner with them in implementation.”

According to crimemapping.com from May 10-16 there were 79 crimes reported within a 2 mile radius of the MTSU campus.

Crime reports by crime 5/10-16
crime reports 5/10-16
crime reports 5/10-16 within 2 mile radius of MTSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the May 4 shooting death at Student Quarters Apartments on Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro Police has saturated off-campus apartment sites with additional patrols on overtime shifts. As a result, about 200 charges were issued for offense that include intoxication, assault and gunfire.

MPD’s Violent Crime Unit identified a suspect in the homicide of Jessie Buford, 23, and an arrest was made with the Tennessee Highway Patrol on May 6 and he was charged with first-degree murder.

Murder Suspect Arrested In Jackson

 

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