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Greetings from the Department of Public Safety! 
March 2021 Newsletter
Graduate students walk through the Van Wickle Gates
It was great to see Transfer, RUE, Brown-RISD Dual Degree, Graduate and Medical students walk safely through the Van Wickle Gates and continue this awesome tradition! 
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Join us in celebrating University Excellence Award for Diversity & Inclusion winner Lt. Elayna Boucher! Elayna, who was recognized at BEAR day, leads our training program for officers and works hard to ensure that trainings are diverse and relevant to the community we serve.

She has partnered with a number of university departments and community organizations to coordinate trainings that have to be provided for three shifts of employees working on three separate schedules, which is no easy task! Elayna has received praise regarding the department's program from training communities throughout the state.

We are grateful to have Elayna on our team!
The Met High School/ DPS Internship Program

Every spring, DPS partners with The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The Met) to offer internships to students who are interested in law enforcement. Students have the opportunity to meet with a range of personnel at DPS and take part in activities to better understand DPS' role. Students also complete a project during their time. While we may be virtual this year, we are thrilled to continue this partnership. Meet our interns!
 
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My name is Davanna Jackley and I’m a junior at The Met High School. I also love playing basketball. I’m interested in Law Enforcement and in the future, I would like to become a police detective. I always wanted to be a cop since I was a kid.
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Hi, my name is Ashanti Reyes and I am a senior at The Met High School in Providence Rhode Island. I am Puerto Rican, Dominican and Italian. I'm interested in studying Criminal Justice and possibly Forensic Science/psychology in college. I've wanted to be a police officer since I was a little kid, but my overall goal is to hopefully join the FBI and work in the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit).
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My name is Nicole and I am a senior at the Met High School. I am Dominican and I am interested in learning more about police and detective work. I am also interested in being an entrepreneur.
Upcoming Events and Programs:

March 9 & March 30 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm Grab-N-Go PAL Alarms at the Alpert Medical School: We will be distributing personal alarm key chains (PAL's) to students, staff, and faculty. The PAL key chain is a small personal safety device that could assist you by creating attention. PAL's can be invaluable in all distress situations. It’s compact, powerful, efficient, and FREE, courtesy of DPS! Stop by a grab-n-go table to get your PAL alarm! 

March 16 & March 23 at 7:00- 8:30 pm Get a Kick out of Safety: We will host a virtual session to discuss personal safety and when to use different self-defense techniques in a variety of situations. This will be an interactive 1-hour session with extra time for Q&A’s. All are welcome. Sign up here. For questions, contact Sgt. Mitchell at Kelly_mitchell@brown.edu 

March 31 at 11:00 am- 2:00 pm U-Lock or U-Lose Bike Registration and Upgrade at Bear Terrace on the Main Green. By registering your bike with DPS, you can turn your cable lock in for a new U-Lock. You must present your Brown Student ID and bring your bike to the event to register it!
Rain Date: Thursday, April 1st from 11-2 pm on the Main Green.

Brown University Department of Public Safety’s Light the Way Survey –DPS will be conducting a lighting survey along the campus roadways, sidewalks, and other public areas to promote safety, limit distractions and awareness after the start of Daylight Saving Time on March 14th. The program consists of an ongoing campus walk-through identifying lighting and safety concerns for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.

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DPS Officers will Take-30 minutes out of their shift to conduct traffic control at various locations across campus. Officers conducting visible traffic control will assist in deterring traffic violations and assist in crossing pedestrians when necessary. We want to ensure that Brown University is a safe place to commute, no matter the mode of transportation.
Important Resources:
  • Knowledge is Power. We want to keep you engaged and informed as it relates to your safety. Thank you all for continuing to openly communicate with us. We want to make sure you have the right resources. The dpscommunications@brown.edu email is used for newsletter responses and media communications. Campus_safety@brown.edu should be used for all other requests and campus/safety-related questions/concerns.
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