The Duluth Police Department will be partnering again this year with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Police Department to increase enforcement for UMD’s annual move in weekend. The Duluth Police Department was awarded a grant from the Invitation Health Institute to increase the number of officers assigned to the campus’s surrounding area. Enforcement will include the UMD campus as well as areas such as 21st Avenue East and Woodland Avenue which have caused concerns in the past.
Four additional officers will be assigned each day from Thursday, August 30th, 2012 through Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 to assist in enforcement efforts. Officers working this detail will take a proactive approach while dealing with parties and nuisance properties. Officers will focus on keeping students accountable for inappropriate signage, underage consumption of alcohol, littering and other nuisances that create blight for the surrounding campus area.
The purpose of this detail is to promote a positive image for the City of Duluth, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and its student body. The Duluth Police Department and the UMD Police Department both wish the incoming students success in the upcoming school year.