Senate Committee Hosts Metro Campus Safety Hearing

Numerous law enforcement agencies from on and around Metro area campuses came together to share their efforts with students and the public at the Minnesota State Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

“We want students and their parents to hear directly from the law enforcement agencies working tirelessly to protect them everyday,” said Senator Terri Bonoff, Chair. “I am proud of the students that voiced their concerns about recent crimes around Metro area campuses. We are grateful to those who serve to protect. We must put forward a coordinated effort.”

“The safety of students, faculty and staff remains the highest priority at the U,” Pamela Wheelock, Vice President of University Services at the University of Minnesota. “We deeply share the public’s concern about safety and are seeking continued collaboration with our Minneapolis and other public safety partners.”

“Strong partnerships between school leaders and local public safety and law enforcement officials, in combination with a well-informed student body, are core elements of every campus security plan and key to keeping students safe,” said Brian Yolitz, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities.

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Senator Terri Bonoff
Terri Bonoff represents District 44, which includes portions of Minnetonka, Plymouth and Woodland in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She chairs the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

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