Three St. Cloud police officers are helping ensure safety in the southside neighborhood near campus through the newly initiated Campus Area Police Services (CAPS) team.
A crime reported in the campus area now gets the attention of veteran officers assigned to the CAPS team instead of competing for attention of investigators assigned to the
The CAPS program is made possible through an agreement with the city and the University. To cover the cost of dedicating three officers to the campus area, St. Cloud State contributes $240,000 annually to the city.
“There are other efforts and advancement opportunities we could have invested in, but nothing is more important than the safety of our students,” said President Earl H. Potter III. “This is the right thing to do.”
CAPS team members include Ryan Sayre who has worked extensively with the University as well as graduates of St. Cloud State’s criminal justice department Dan McClure ’03, Nancy Lang ’94 and Sgt. Jim Steve ’87, CAPS team supervisor.