MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Grambling State University (GSU) is increasing its security measures for Homecoming Week in 2022.
Last year, two deadly on-campus shootings overshadowed the festivities.
This year, GSU is implementing a new plan to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors.
GSU Police Chief Rodney Demery says they are implementing more lighting, drone security, undercover officers and a 10 p.m. curfew on campus.
“People know there’s some kind of surveillance now, so people don’t think they’re not found, I mean every corner you turn there’s going to be some kind of surveillance or light or police officers, actual physical police officers. So it’s another tool in the toolbox to give us more coverage,” says Demery.
With the help of other departments on campus such as Communications and Athletics, GSU is partnering with other local agencies to maintain a security officer presence and surveillance.
GSU junior Lashai Adams says students and security will work together to make sure the campus is safe.
“This is our campus, this is our home, this is our school, and we can’t just rely on them as part of us as students because at the end of the day we have to go to class here. It has to be eaten here, so if we can’t keep our campus safe or help keep our campus safe, that’s a big problem, so if you see something, say something,” says Adams.
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