At nation’s top party school, police patrols await

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Talk about a buzz kill.

Weeks after the University of Iowa was named the nation’s top party school, authorities delivered a sober warning to students arriving on campus for fall semester: We’ll be watching you.

The Iowa City Police Department announced Thursday that it will be sending out teams of officers on “party patrols” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

They’ll be ready to crash disruptive house parties, root out disorderly behavior in university neighborhoods and intervene when parties may be getting out of control. Police said the goal was to prevent the problems that come with huge parties and binge drinking.

The Princeton Review announced earlier this month that students consider Iowa the top party school, based on a nationwide survey of 126,000 college students.

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