U of L Police Department releases 2022 crime statistics report Wednesday, Oct 5 2022 

By Joe Wilson —

The University of Louisville Police Department (ULPD) has released its annual crime statistics report, showing drug abuse and liquor law violations to be the most reported crime. The report also contains data about fire safety incidents on campus.

Titled “2022 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report,” the report compiles police report data between 2019 and 2021. The report also shows data from U of L’s Belknap, Health Sciences Center, and ShelbyHurst campuses.

Reported crimes on Belknap Campuses mainly consist of drug violations, liquor violations, robbery, burglary, and sex offenses.

On the Health Sciences Center campus, there was a small number of reported crimes in the last three years, all related to drug and liquor law violations. Out of the number of crimes reported, the Health Sciences Center reported a general decrease in liquor and drug violations.

Additionally, there were no reported crimes on the ShelbyHurst campus.

Issuing a statement alongside the report, Interim Chief Steven Green said: “We will continue to build and grow. It is my honor and privilege to lead the University of Louisville Police Department. Our team is stronger than ever and looks forward to serving our community. We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to be aware of the safety-related resources offered. Together we can commit to helping a better world take flight.”

U of L issued the report in accordance with The Clery Act, a federal law that requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics, and The Minger Act, a Kentucky state law that requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics to students.

The ULPD is a fully commissioned police department that receives law enforcement authority from provisions of Kentucky Revised Statutes 164.950-164.990. The ULPD works alongside the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) to report and respond to crime on U of L’s campuses.

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Man convicted of multiple crimes committed on campus last winter Tuesday, Sep 22 2020 

By Madelin Shelton — 

Jefferson County resident Alfred Toe Kesseh, 23, has been convicted of burglary, robbery and rape by a grand jury after committing several crimes during the winter of 2019 at multiple University of Louisville student housing locations. He will serve 27 years in prison.

ULPD said Kesseh was arrested in January 2019 after stealing items from five students, holding three individuals at gunpoint, and raping a woman. The crimes took place at the Cardinal Towne and the University Pointe apartments.

According to the Courier Journal, “Kesseh was convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree robbery, multiple counts of second-degree burglary, [and] theft by unlawful taking and fraudulent use of a credit card.” Kesseh’s sentencing is set for November 4.

In response to Kesseh’s crimes last year, U of L sent out two RAVE alerts within the first week of the Spring 2019 semester. ULPD also responded by expanding patrols and reiterating to students safe practices for traveling on campus, including utilizing the campus escort service and staying alert at all times.

Photo Courtesy of Metro Corrections 

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