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VSU PD urges awareness as students return to town

Ron Seacrist Ron Seacrist
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta State University Police are teaming up with Valdosta City Police to try to keep students safe as they head back to class on Monday.

Students are now back in town and many are out and about on the sidewalks and crossing the streets around campus, so police are reminding drivers to be alert.

VSU Police Chief Ron Seacrist says students also need to be alert as well and he reminds them that jaywalking is a crime and that they should only cross in designated crosswalks.

"Our officers are going to be out on the streets, as visible as we can be," Chief Seacrist emphasized. "Also, we're working with the city police, Valdosta Police are working with us also to try to monitor the traffic around the main streets around the campus; Patterson and those areas."

Over the past three semesters, multiple students have been hit by cars and one student was killed in February last year.

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