Hilltop Views

City audit reveals issues with Austin police’s responses to mental illness

Christine Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

A recent city audit reveals that the City of Austin has the highest rates of shootings targeted at people with mental health issues, according to a report from the Austin-American Statesman. The report shows that people with mental health issues are at a high risk of experiencing violence from police office...

After 5 years, UPD continues to see positive effects of body cameras

Staff Writer

September 14, 2015

This semester marks the fifth anniversary since the St. Edward’s University Police Department first implemented body cameras on their officers.In 2010, Chief of Police Rudolph Rendon decided that the use of body cameras would be...

Students encouraged to carry IDs as safety protocol


October 13, 2014

St. Edward’s University’s Recreation and Convocation Center (RCC) and University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) Alumni Gym are two buildings on campus that have policies which require students to swipe their student ID cards to en...

More precautions needed since recent car theft

October 30, 2013

Every week the editorial board reflects on a current issue in Our View. The position taken does not reflect the opinions of everyone on the Hilltop Views staff.We were shocked to learn that a grand theft happened on this campu...


March 6, 2013

El Paso has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S. with over 500,000 citizens for the third year in a row. This statement has been released in several different newspapers including Fox Latino, and the El Paso News. Officials ...

University police officer discusses campus safety precautions

December 4, 2012

Hilltop Views asked University Police Officer Alice Gilroy to comment on the current state of campus security. The recent uptick in reports of bike thefts and thefts from residential rooms and academic buildings is a sign of th...

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