It goes without saying that it is a danger to not let students know when someone who has committed a crime on or near campus is still at large.
And while last semester students weren’t always alerted when incidents occurred on campus, ULM PD has begun sending notifications to students of crimes that have occurred on or around campus, per the Clery Act of 1998.
This semester they’ve been forthcoming.
Students can now take the appropriate measures to protect themselves and be more alert.
Sending notifications saying they have made an arrest, which they did recently, is equally important for the peace of mind of students. Making the arrests swiftly like they did inspires confidence about the competence of the police department.
Overall, it’s a step in the right direction.
As are some of the other changes that have occurred under Mahon like putting down crosswalks that glow on University Ave. and the increased patrols around heavy student traffic areas.
His plans to re-organize patrol in light of what happened at the Grambling game is also a wise move.
It is important for any community to feel that they can trust their police to look out for their protection.
Every change made under Mahon so far indicates that he is more than capable of making sure the police protect us.
Let’s hope that the police keep up the good work.