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Public Safety Update

February 16, 2015

> The search for a new University of Minnesota Chief of Police is underway and the hope is to have a new Chief in place early in the summer. The Chief Search Committee, chaired by Danita Brown Young, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and Laurie McLaughlin, Director of Housing and Residential Life, held their first meet on February 6 and includes representation from across the University.

The deadline for applications is the first week of March and the first round of interviews is scheduled for mid-March. As we move through the process, we'll announce specific times and dates of when finalists will take part in a campus conversation.

Visit the Chief of Police Search web page for additional information.

> Here's a line I never thought I would need to write in a Public Safety Update: Students, please don't pretend to jump in front of the Green Line LRT trains, and don't pretend to push your friends in front of the trains. Green Line Operators are reporting the obviously risky behavior on Washington Avenue between Huron Boulevard and Church Street, primarily on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. It's not only very dangerous and a very bad idea, it's also illegal and could lead to jail time and a hefty fine.

So please, don't put your life or the life of a friend in danger.

This message was approved by the Vice President for University Services of the University of Minnesota and sent to all Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff.

Visit the safety pages at the METRO Green Line website for more information on LRT safety, how to use bike boxes, and other safety messages.

For more safety and security information,  see the University's SafeU website.

Previous updates can be found on the University Services website.