(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The University of Virginia unveiled some of its newest safety measures on Thursday, actions that had been previously announced as part of the response to a Rolling Stone article describing an alleged sexual assault that has since been called into question.
The school opened a new police substation on Thursday, serving the area near “The Corner,” a residential district frequented by students. A permanent substation is expected to open in the summer.
“The new Public Safety Substation will allow officers from the University and Charlottesville Police Departments to complete work without leaving the area, thereby increasing police presence in a neighborhood where many of our students live and spend time,” the school’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan said.
UVA will also implement a new “ambassadors” program to provide additional support to the area near the university. That program is being created in partnership with staff from international security firm G4S.
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