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Marquette University Police Department Reports Reduction in Crime

Marquette University Police Department recorded a significant reduction in crime throughout its patrol zone for its first year having its own police force.

Comparing the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016 with the previous fiscal year, MUPD’s crime reduction highlights included the following:

•         42% decrease in robberies

•         62% decrease in battery/assault

•         23% decrease in burglaries

“Ensuring a safe environment is a top priority for Marquette University, and I’m incredibly proud of all the work our officers have done on behalf of our entire community, including our students, faculty and staff,” said MUPD Chief Paul Mascari. “We take a comprehensive approach to community policing, which includes specialized training in subjects such as crisis intervention, outreach to members of our homeless population and fair and impartial policing. We are committed to Marquette’s mission, which calls us to serve and care for others.”

MUPD became a commissioned police department on May 1, 2015.

The department currently has 40 commissioned officers who receive the state-mandated 520 hours of training, as well as a psychological review, medical evaluation and drug test. All officers also receive training in homeless outreach, crisis intervention and fair and impartial policing. 

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