By Shain Bergan
Click here for updates on this story
LAWRENCE, Kansas (KCTV) — The Lawrence Police Department is increasing officer patrols near the University of Kansas campus each weekend starting Saturday night “with a focus on preventing crime and helping community members feel safe and secure,” the department has announced.
The increase in police presence isn’t due to any specific concern over criminal activity, but is rather meant to help young people living near the college campus, especially those who maybe haven’t lived on their own before, according to Lawrence police.
“It’s all part of an effort to help students transition into living safely within the Lawrence community and educate them about the importance of a personal safety plan,” Lawrence police said in a statement.
The visible patrols will be around each Saturday night starting immediately and going through most of October.
Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.
ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.
Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here
If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.