Police officers check pedestrian areas and buildings frequently. Should officers find buildings or offices open or find a safety hazard in one of the University's facilities, the information is recorded by the telecommunicator and appropriate notification made to Facilities Services.
University personnel can aid in maintaining security in the following ways:
The SAFE (Staff and Faculty Eyes) Program is a campus-based community watch program, which provides an open forum for police and members of the campus community to address crime and campus security concerns. The program is designed to enlist the active participation of staff and faculty in assisting the department in reducing campus crime. The program calls for staff and faculty members in each academic and business service building to serve as block/building captains for their particular building. These individuals receive training in recognizing and reporting suspicious activities or persons and how to survey their immediate surroundings to identify environmental conditions that may pose safety and/or security risks. Crime statistics and crime analysis are compiled by the police department and forwarded to building captains to be disseminated and discussed with fellow employees. Police officers, serving as building liaison officers, work closely with each building captain to determine program needs and conduct monthly evaluations of program effectiveness.
The Office of Crime Prevention is available to conduct security surveys of facilities and conduct security seminars for interested groups (employees or students). Departmental requests for surveys and seminars/programs should be directed to the Crime Prevention Office at 328-6266.