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New officers join the campus in hopes of improving safety

Sofia Rositani — Reporter Southern has recently hired new officers to patrol and protect the university. The university’s new officers include Odino Rasile and Peter McKoy. Chief of University Police Joseph Dooley said the officers must go through polygraph exams, psychological exams, written tests, interviews and background checks. “Even though they have been a police officer with another agency, there

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University police shared detection data with ICE

Victoria Bresnahan, News Editor & Tamonda Griffiths, News Writer The university Police Department has been linked to providing license plate recognition data to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement through a cloud-based online database. Patrick Dilger, director of Integrated Communications & Marketing, said, in a telephone interview, the university disabled the sharing function of the database, Vigilant Solutions, once the

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Chief Dooley to lead a new task force

Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter While not many details have been revealed, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is creating a task force to implement more crime prevention policies and procedures upon student campuses. Still in its infancy, University Chief of Police Joseph Dooley, who will be appointed as head of this task force, stated the Southern police department’s aim is to

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Campus police remind students of safety precautions

Alex Palmieri – News Writer The emails students receive about Southern’s safety on campus is a reminder to all students that the police department is here to protect them, Chief Joseph Dooley said. “It’s a refresher for people to understand the overall system that we have,” said Dooley. “We have security cameras on campus, access control, burglary alarms. It’s a

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