UT police hope safety campaign will reduce campus crime

UT police hope safety campaign will reduce campus crime this year

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By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - University of Tennessee police officers went door to door Tuesday in the popular student neighborhood Fort Sanders.

They talked to students as part of a first-time effort to prevent crime. It's called "See Something, Say Something."

Police are reminding students that they should feel free to report small incidents so it won't fester into bigger problems later in the year.

"We're hitting everyone right as they move in. It'll have an impact because they are just moving in and becoming familiar with the area," said Officer Lindsey Miller.

Move-in season is usually one of year's higher crime periods.

Police say just last week, some students were held up while they were moving in. Another student who was a bystander called police so the criminals were not able to pull off their plan.

Officers say that's the kind of reaction they want the youngsters to have.

The campus will be buzzing with activity again next week so police say the more ground they cover, the more comfortable and safe they can keep students.

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