GVL / Luke Holmes - A student scrolls through the GVPD twitter page.

GVPD use social media to stop crime

Tweets, hashtags, retweets and direct messages aren't something often associated with police departments. However, if the Grand Valley State University Police Department has their way, Twitter can be used as a key platform when attempting to reach students about campus safety issues.

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GVPD officer Minh Lien poses outside his patrol car Sept. 13.

Keeping up with campus crime

When Brandon DeHaan, captain of the Grand Valley State University Police department, looks through his calendar for September, one responsibility stands out: the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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Two students approached by robber

On May 14 at approximately 1 p.m. Pew Campus Security was alerted that at 12:25 p.m. a Grand Valley State University student had been walking on the sidewalk on Fulton Street and Winter Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids, when an African-American male approached riding a mountain bike.