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UT Police Department will be participating in National Campus Safety Awareness Month and will be involved in events on campus to promote safety to the community.

UTPD is partnering with several organizations on campus to help educate and equip the community with safety programming and information.

“The safety of our university community is a priority to us all and we depend on each other to help keep our campus and our community members safe,” said Chief Troy Lane.

Participating organizations include the Center for Health Education and Wellness, UT Counseling Center, VOLFighters, UT Housing, National Pan-Hellenic Council, the UT chapter of the NAACP, the Student Success Center, Student Government Association, UT Office of Emergency Management, Knoxville Public Safety Foundation, Regal Cinemas and Warner Brothers, UT Center for Transportation Research, and the Office of New Student and Family Programming. The programming will be both campus-wide and directed to members of specific organizations.

The UT Police Department will be on the Pedestrian Walkway from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today to kick off the month’s events. Officers will be there with one of the new patrol vehicles to distribute safety information to students, staff, and faculty. UTPD is partnering with the Student Success Center for this event and will be handing out popsicles to visitors.

A list of the programs is available online. Follow UTPD on Facebook and Twitter.