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Lawrence police increase patrols near KU campus

By Shain Bergan

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    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.

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