Windsor Police Plan Heightened Presence During UWindsor’s “Welcome Week”
Sunday September 2nd, 2012
Posted at 12:30pm
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This weekend, thousands of post secondary students are once again filling the streets around the University of Windsor and Windsor Police along with the University of Windsor administration, Campus Police and the University of Windsor Student’s Alliance are all looking to ensure that students have a successful and safe Welcome Week.
During the week of September 2nd to September 9th, Windsor Police will be noticeably more visible in communities surrounding the University of Windsor. Police will be specifically looking for loud parties and disorderly conduct, and will be reminding students that these communities are shared environments with families who live there year-long.
Kim Orr, President of University of Windsor Students’ Alliance said that “It’s important that we respect everyone who lives in the neighbourhood around the University and make this a great community to live in. I encourage you all to have fun as the Labour Day weekend and Frosh Week commence and remember that you still have to live next to your neighbours once it’s done.”
Orr suggests that it is up to the students to break the “frat movie stigma” and show that “while there is more to the university experience than books and studying, the area won’t be turned into one giant outside party”.
As well, bar owners city-wide can expect inspections in relation to the Liquor Licence Act with the goal of ensuring licensee awareness about the responsible sale, service and consumption of alcohol in licensed establishments. During the initiative, police will especially be looking for the bars that serve minors, intoxication, overcrowding and after hour service.