IPFW students will have a chance to win prizes while being educated on important campus topics.
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Police Department is kicking off its Brilliance Buggy program Thursday. The program is a game involving university police officers, administrators, and unsuspecting members of the campus community. The university said the idea is to build relationships and increase non-enforcement relationships between the police department and students, faculty, and staff; build and strengthen relationships between administrators and the campus community; educate riders, and have fun.
During the program, an officer and university administrator will drive around campus in a golf cart offering people rides. Once a person is on board, they will become a captive audience member and will be challenged to answer questions for a prize. As the questions increase in difficulty, the university said the rider will be given the opportunity to pull over and ask other people for help.
Topics in the game include alcohol awareness, drug abuse prevention, academic dishonesty, and mental health awareness. There will also be law enforcement questions from the officer and questions from the administrator about his or her area of expertise.