GVL/Kevin Sielaff

Notifications of robberies, weapons and sexual assault are not things traditionally associated with Grand Valley State University. As of late, students have become alarmed about these on-campus threats leaving the question to be asked, “Is the crime rate rising at GVSU, or are there simply more instances being reported?” Though it is hard to compare the number of crimes last year to the number reported this year due to previous unreported crimes, it seems as though students and community members are taking responsibility for crimes on campus and reporting information to police.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Sgt. Jeff Stoll helps an intoxicated individual find his way back home on the corner of Pierce street and 48th avenue on Oct. 25.

GVPD manages underage drinking

Alcohol is notorious for being associated with a college student's spring break, the occasional thirsty Thursday and, just in time for school to start, welcome week. Although this week can be seen as the perfect time to let loose and enjoy the party, when a large amount of the undergraduate population is under the legal drinking age, there can be more to pay than the $12.99 for that bottle of Svedka.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - GVPD Captain Brandon DeHaan coordinates with those participating in the silent march to ensure a smooth transition into the Fieldhouse Arena.  Touré, Vice columnist and well known author, visits Grand Valley's Allendale campus on a chilly Jan. 18, 2016. Hundreds of students gathered inside the Fieldhouse to listen to Touré's keynote speech; the students also participated in a silent march before the event.

Updates from GVPD

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office has identified the subject who was listed in the campus-wide safety notice last week. They are continuing their investigation of the report. Once the investigation is complete, information will be released to the public.

GVL / Luke Holmes
GVPD police training within Lake Huron Hall Dec. 12, 2015.

'Help Keep our Water Clean'

A 2002 study analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey showed that out of 139 streams and rivers in 30 states, 80 percent of waterways tested had measurable concentrations of prescription and non-prescription drugs, steroids and reproductive hormones. Fourteen years later, the push for sustainable practices is more present then ever before, but the risk associated with improper drug disposal is still present.