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SU to Explore Loitering Ordinance for Near Campus Locations

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Bateman Street just off Salisbury University campus. (Photo: WBOC) Bateman Street just off Salisbury University campus. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. - While the recent assaults near Salisbury University remain a topic of conversation around town and on campus, school officials said they will investigate a variety of measures that could be taken to improve safety.  One such measure is the possible implementation of a loitering ordinance for areas near campus.

Speaking with a handful of students walking off of campus on Tuesday afternoon, some said leaving campus does not make them feel unsafe, but they do keep their guard up until they get home.

"You always have to check your back," said SU Junior, Tyler Wolfrey.  "I mean, when going places I don't know, places I'm not comfortable around, you definitely have to be checking."

"I'm in class with females who actually come to me with those types of situations and their fears and worries," said SU Senior, Troy Gale.  "So, the parking garage is an example.  It should be a safe place, and it is, but because of things going on, people don't feel safe."

Salisbury University President, Janet Dudley-Eshbach, said last week in a joint press release with the city of Salisbury, that the university would investigate a possible loitering ordinance for areas near campus.  Tuesday, University officials said it is still too early in the exploratory process to discuss the possible ordinance and how it would work or be enforced.  Some students said while the like the idea of an increased safety measure, they worry about the ordinance going too far or it simply being ignored.

"Anti-loitering would be a good idea depending on the exact place you're instituting it," said Gale.  "And it has to be enforced in that area and not be overkill because you don't want people to feel uncomfortable."

"It would be tough," said Wolfrey.  "I mean, rules are there to break.  So people are going to read it and they're not really going to care too much.  But I think with the honest people it will definitely keep them away a little bit more."

SU's President also said the school would possibly look into staffing for the university police and consider adding more security cameras and blue light emergency phones on and around campus.

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