Rutgers boosts off-campus security

Rutgers boosts off-campus security

Rutgers boosts off-campus security

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University is expanding off-campus security efforts.

The school on Thursday will offer window alarms and light timers to nearly 10,000 students who live south and west of the College Avenue campus in New Brunswick.

Chancellor Richard Edwards tells The Record newspaper the university police department has increased patrols, in partnership with New Brunswick police, and there are plans to install dozens of security cameras in the neighborhoods.

The action comes after 10 current and former Rutgers students, including five members of the football team, were charged with robbing and assaulting other students in the area during the spring semester.

Three of the accused pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two state troopers came to the aid of 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
2 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
A high school girls lacrosse team 3 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
Tamaj Lemmon has been charged with the murder 4 Arrest made in fatal weekend shooting in Paterson
Manta rays, dragons, octopuses and more littered the 5 Kite festival kicks off in Long Branch

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Officials say five players are suspended and facing Rutgers coach under fire amid player suspensions

Rutgers University head football coach Kyle Flood and the school's football program are under fire

8 Rutgers University students, including 5 football players, 5 RU football players suspended amid criminal charges

Five Rutgers football players have been suspended after one was charged in two home invasions

8 Rutgers University students, including 5 football players, 8 Rutgers students among 10 charged in 2 cases

Eight Rutgers University students and two former students were charged Thursday in connection with two

Rutgers football player Andre Boggs (pictured), along with 3 suspects in Rutgers cases appear in court

Three of the 10 current and former Rutgers students who were arrested last week in

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE