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New Wheels Donated to LSUA

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - Thanks to some generous people here in Cenla the campus police at LSUA have some new equipment to help keep students there safe. News Channel Fives Nolan Crane shows us what was donated.

"It's easy to spot campus police at LSUA because they drive these cars, but there are a lot of places the cars can't go.

"Going to areas like the quad and the center of campus and things like that, you'd have to walk everywhere," says Randall Ferguson.

The owner of Red River Cycles in Alexandria saw a need and with the help of the Baton Rouge campus police department, they got the wheels turning and sprung into action to help out.

"We repaired their bikes that they actually brought in here and then we ordered them some safety equipment to get them started," says Mike Hopkins.

And now LSUA officers have these top of the line bikes to ride.

"Its great to know that we have people in the community that support the mission that we are trying to accomplish here and keeping the students, faculty and staff safe and you know were grateful to them for everything they have done for us," says Randall Ferguson.

But the officers are not the only ones who will benefit because of the donation of their new wheels.

"It helps us reduce our response time to areas that are not accessible by the regular patrol car and it also gets us out of the patrol car and makes us more approachable to the students," says Randall Ferguson.

"LSUA is our community college and we just felt like it was a good fit and you know, just to show our appreciation for what there doing out there so small part for a great cause," says Mike Hopkins.

Randall Ferguson says the campus was safe before, but now they can literally ride anywhere and get there faster.

"It helps us to get in and out of the apartment complexes without having to take the car up into the middle of the complex because there is no road there," says Randall Ferguson.

The campus police say they're grateful for the folks who made this happen, and they'll be ready to ride and patrol this summer and of course, when courses start again in the fall.




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