The Coordinated Response Team (CRT) is comprised of a sergeant and two officers and began serving the University community in April, 2011. The goals and objectives of CRT are deploying “start to finish” strategies meant to enhance the efforts of the police department and the community by means of innovative, crime prevention initiatives, and coordinated response and deployment to identified crime trends.
Since its inception, CRT has deployed a number of unique strategies to address issues commonly experienced on campus such as narcotics, burglary, robbery, and theft. For instances, during the summer of 2011 CRT initiated a Bait Bike program, outfitting bicycles with a sophisticated tracking system (GPS) that were then placed in identified locations. The program has seen a significant increase in public awareness, as well as multiple arrests and a marked decrease in instances of bicycle theft in and around campus during program deployment.
CRT is dedicated to assisting you beyond the 9-1-1 call, available to work with you and/or your organization in fulfilling outreach programing such as National Night Out, safety presentations, or other community events.