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Murray State University

200 Pogue Library

Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Crime and Fire Logs

Collection Title: Crime and Fire Logs


Series Number: RG037-12-31


Department: Police Department


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on October 23, 2012.


Date Listed: October 24, 2012


Date Span: 2000-present


Size of Collection:  1.0 linear foot.


Number of Boxes:  2 letter size document cases.


Type of Material: Reports.


Condition of Material: Good.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Historical Information: The Murray State University Police Department began on February 1, 1926 when the first night watchman was hired to patrol the campus grounds. The number of watchmen increased during the 1930 and 1940s, and in 1957 a fulltime parking policeman was employed. The Security Force Office was established on January 1, 1968 and the first Director of Security appointed. A few years afterward, the name was shortened to the Security Office which in 1988 became part of the Public Safety Department. In 2005, the University Police Department became its own independent division within the Public Safety & Security Department.


Scope and Content: Collection consists of daily crime and fire logs released to the public on the Murray State University Police Department website from 2000 to the present.


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray State University. Police Department.

Murray State University – History.

Campus police – Kentucky – Murray.

Universities and colleges – Security measures – Kentucky.

Universities and colleges – Kentucky – Safety measures.

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