Officers Team Up To Tackle Crime

Stasticially crime on and around one college campus in the east, continues to increase. Which is why officers are taking an extra step, while most students are on summer vacation.

East Carolina University Police say vehicle and home break-ins are on the rise. While the city could not provide statistics on these types of crimes, ECU's website shows there have been 11 off campus break-ins and thefts reported since the beginning of 2009, while during the same time last year --there were only three.

For that reason, ECU police say they're working even closer with city officers.

City and campus police say they will kick-off a new community watch initiative this fall.


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  • by b Location: ecu on Jun 17, 2009 at 01:10 PM
    i will believe it when i see it...GPD and ecu cops don't like to work...at least, they act like they don't like to work...they are lazy
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    Anonymous, If I recall ECU is on the VIPER radio system. They can communicate with other agencies that utilize the same technology and eventually ALL law enforcement agencies will go to the VIPER radio. Just because ECU and PCMH police are ahead of the game does not mean they are at a disadvantage.
  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt County on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:44 PM
    This is kind of hard to do when they've got a mileage limit on their cars and utilize radios that can't scan other agencies.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    Crime is up all around the city .. so is ECU supposed to be special and within a no crime bubble ? Why did the Greenville Police department not make the statement also ?
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