JSU makes security a priority

Published 12:09 am Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jackson State University, trying to get in line with security at other Mississippi universities, will spend more than $1 million in the coming months on campus security upgrades.

JSU President Ronald Mason Jr. said it’s just about getting safety up as much as possible and keeping in line with trends.

Since the start of the school year, several incidents have been reported at the university’s new Student Center, which is located near the campus police station.

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Last year, there were 17 burglaries and six auto thefts reported on campus.

Mason said the university’s latest efforts are part of a comprehensive, five-year plan.