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VSU stepping up campus security

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Valdosta State University had started stepping up campus security Thursday.

In an open letter to students and faculty, VSU's President, Dr. William McKinney, outlined new security measures the university had recently put in place.

As of Thursday, a plain-clothes officer patrolled campus during each police shift.

Campus police were increasing their contact with students and drivers on and off campus and someone had been specifically assigned to patrol around the library between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

"This community needs to know what's being done to protect them," Dr. McKinney emphasized. "I have a responsibility as the university's President to reassure folks from time to time."

In the letter, Dr. McKinney pointed out that the university had spent more than $2 million over the past three years to add more lighting around campus and update the campus's security cameras.

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