UPD hosts “Bearkats Fight the Night” to promote safety

September is National Campus Safety Awareness month for colleges across the country. At Sam Houston State University, the University Police Department’s Community Out-Reach Efforts (C.O.R.E.) program has organized an event to highlight the safety resources available for everyone at SHSU and in the Huntsville area.

“Bearkats Fight the Night” is scheduled for Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Bearkat Plaza. Students, staff, faculty and visitors will have the opportunity to meet and greet officers and other safety professionals from the area. Free food and giveaways will be offered throughout the night.

According to Officer Jeff Butterworth, during the event, students will be able to receive assistance with UPD’s property registration program for valuables they own, as well as have the chance to meet UPD officers and see the variety of vehicles and equipment the department uses on a daily basis.

In addition, the Walker County Sherriff’s Office will have their Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT) vehicle on hand and the Huntsville Fire Department will be providing fire safety tips for residents.

For more information on this event, please visit http://www.shsu.edu/police or SHSU University Police Department’s Facebook page.

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