USC gets more police officers after violent crimes

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Six new officers are being added to the University of South Carolina's police force in response to two armed robberies and a rape being reported on campus in the past week. 

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides sent a letter to students and faculty Wednesday informing them of the increased security. 

Pastides said in his letter that there are more officer hires to come. 

Pastides says he also is talking to Columbia Police to step-up collaboration between university and city officers. 

The university president says he is outraged any time someone is harmed on campus. A woman walking on campus reported being raped at 1 a.m. Tuesday. Last week, two armed robberies were reported where the suspects sought out victims walking on campus streets. 
 

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