According to the safety section on East Carolina University’s website, it states “ECU takes the safety of the Pirate Nation seriously by investing numerous resources that help protect everyone on campus.” After the robbery that occurred on Aug. 17, we’re constantly left with the question of if ECU is actually safe for students and the Greenville citizens that live around campus.
Since move-in day, there have been a number of incidents that have occurred around campus that have been documented in the ECU PD crime log, but with a stronger police unit, they can reduce the number of crimes that happen on campus to ensure the safety of students.
We, the editorial staff at The East Carolinian, believe the crime reduction unit will be beneficial to students and citizens living in the campus area. This unit is the next step to help keep the community safe and students can feel safe while attending ECU. We encourage people living in or around the campus to sign up for the ECU Alerts to be alerted when there’s a crime nearby or any emergency alerts sent by the campus.
We also encourage students to travel in groups and learn necessary safety precautions and be aware of their surroundings if they were to go out around campus late at night to help lower the risk of crimes that happens in the Uptown Greenville area.