Police System Linking Ivy Colleges Will Commence Operations April 5
An inter-college police system, designed to exchange information on college thieves and make speedy arrests, will start operations April 5, following a meeting at Columbia University to discuss details, Charles C. Pyne, Assistant to the Administrative Vice-President, and Michael Kopliner, proctor at Princeton University, said yesterday. All Ivy schools except Brown are involved in the programs.
Kopliner, the founder of the system, said, "College police captains will have forms which will be filled out with a description of a thief or suspect." These forms will then be sent to all the colleges participating, he continued. A central office, to be located at one of the colleges, will handle all correspondence and coordinate material.
"All the Ivy League colleges have been invited and so far only Brown has refused," Kopliner said. He also hoped that other colleges would join until the system had spread throughout the entire country.
"With such a plan," he went on, "we will be able to make arrests faster and easier, and when we do make them we will be able to book the suspect with all his past college crimes. In this way, crooks will go to jail for a long while instead of getting off with a light punishment."