Homecoming 2015
Pictured: Deb Meyer, Chancellor Meyer, and UW-Stout Police Officer, Don Gjestson at homecoming 2015.

POLICE PREPARE FOR HOMECOMING 2016

Stephen Eibes – October 2016

 

With homecoming right around the corner, University Police is preparing to make it a fun and safe environment.

“The biggest obstacle is finding the staff for the activities on Saturday," said Lisa Walter, Chief of UW-Stout Police. "There is so much going on between the Blue Devil Run/Walk, homecoming parade (which requires extensive partnership with the city streets department to barricade roadways and detour traffic), alumni celebration, and the football game.”

With all of this activity, area agencies offer a helping hand.

“We end up partnering with the Menomonie Police Department, UW-Eau Claire, and the Dunn County Sheriff Reserves. They send officers to help with traffic, people movement, ID checking, etc.,” Walter said.

The extra officers are here to help the students, Walter’s favorite aspect of homecoming.

“We get an opportunity to see alumni and engage with our current student population at a very high level. We work hard but also have fun during the shifts and duty locations.” Walter said.

She hopes that homecoming will be not only a memorable occasion for the community, but also a safe one.

“Just as we would encourage any other weekend, take care of each other," Walter said. "If you choose to drink, get a designated driver; don’t leave anyone else alone, and step up if you see something or someone that you think needs help.”

Resources for homecoming:

·         Check out Homecoming events

·         Follow UW-Stout Police on Twitter

·         Follow UW-Stout Police on Facebook

·         Keep contact information current on StoutAlert

 

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