More MU police on the prowl Friday

Friday, February 12, 2010 | 1:45 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The MU Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for intoxicated drivers from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

MU Police Capt. Brian Weimer said he could not release how many officers would supplement the usual three on patrol, but said they will focus on the campus area and will not be utilizing checkpoints.

The saturation patrol, which will add more officers to police MU's campus, is funded by money from the Highway Safety Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. The allotment can be used for various enforcement operations including saturation patrol and checkpoints in the future, Weimer said.

“This is the first of several upcoming events,” Weimer said.

Weimer said Friday's patrol will be carried out solely by MU police, although past operations were in conjunction with city and county police.

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