Chief of campus safety Mike Bunker’s approach to keeping DU safe

Monday, April 22, 2024
DU Clarion

On March 14, chief of campus safety Mike Bunker outlined his primary goals for the department. He discussed how he wants to build a stronger relationship with the community and new proactive initiatives to make the campus safer. “Our goal is to build a community of trust through partnerships, transparency and fairness,” Bunker said. Back in March, several cars and a home near DU’s campus were vandalized with hateful, antisemitic graffiti. The Hillel House, a “home away from home” for Jewish students, operates near the crime scene. Chief Bunker and his director of community engagement, Julianne Toce, had spent much time there, discussing safety with the students. Campus safety works with many affinity groups to ensure students know how and where to report signs of hate. “The key is making sure students feel comfortable reporting,” Bunker said.  

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