KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University's police department plans to assign liaison officers to dorms following crimes on or near campus this school year.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1EJ2BAW ) the plans from the Department of Public Safety come after the Western Student Association requested the presence of officers. Taylor Hall, a student who helped write the resolution, says one of the reasons for the request was crime.

There have been two armed robberies on campus this school year, one reported in October and another one this month. Another armed robbery occurred in September at the university-owned Asylum Lake Preserve, where a man was robbed of a cellphone.

Public Safety Chief Scott Merlo says having officers in and around the dorms will allow them to build relationships and trust with students.