Provoking skepticism, frustration and even “jaydancing” among students, the Cornell University Police Department issued 94 tickets during its annual roadway safety campaign last week — down from 143 tickets last year.
The early onset of summer may have students feeling carefree, but Cornell Police and Ithaca Police are aware of the uptick in partying said to be attributed to the warm weather. In response, they have upped their nighttime presence on and off campus to combat risky behavior.
On Friday, the Office of the Judicial Administrator heard its 11th case of sexual assault this year — setting the record for the most cases of sexual assault ever referred to the J.A. in one year. Still, University officials said they believe improvements in education on assaults, rather than an increase in crime, is responsible for the uptick in referrals.
At 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Cornell University police officers detained two male subjects outside of Baker Lab during the course of a larceny investigation, according to Deputy Chief of CUPD Dave Honan.
A somber mood settled over the Annabel Taylor Chapel where Sabre, Cornell’s first police dog, was honored by the Cornell University Police Department and members of the Cornell and Ithaca community Wednesday in a memorial service. Sabre died last month at the age of 12.
Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner attended the Experience Israel Training Tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, in October, becoming the first police chief of a university to do so. During her stay, Zoner and 10 other conference attendees were given an inside look at the security operations of Israel’s counterterrorism initiatives.