College police spreading off-campus

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Established to provide security on campus, many university police forces are expanding their jurisdictions beyond school grounds and into surrounding neighborhoods.

Campus police and their supporters say the broadening of patrols increases public safety for students and local residents. It also helps city police by easing their workload in areas close to colleges.

Jeff Corcoran, interim chief of the University of Cincinnati police force, told the Associated Press it’s now expected among both students and parents that campus cops will take care of the vicinity around higher education institutions.

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