Survey Response Across Campus
Following are highlights from responses to the campus safety survey:
• ECU Police Department is promoting more police visibility, more interaction between the police and students, and more police involvement in education and training.
• ECU’s director of Student Legal Services is available to students.
• ECU is working to revise its crime Alerts, and to provide better follow-up regarding suspects who have been apprehended.
• ECU’s Dean of Students is working to address the issue of students with severe mental health issues.
ECU Police Department:
• ECU Police Department has 17 officers trained for bicycle patrol with 11 currently riding.
• ECU Police has increased its number of officers by five since June, and are in the process of hiring six more officers for new positions, to total 62 officers once the hiring is complete.
• ECU Police has 30 student patrol officers.
• ECU Police offers the campus community a “ride-along” program to increase understanding of the duties of the officers.
• ECU Police has increased visibility in classroom buildings and parking lots.
• The department offers self-defense courses monthly to students, faculty and staff. Each class is filled to capacity at 25 maximum students.
• A new pedestrian walkway from Jones Residence Hall to College Hill Drive is nearing completion.
• Lighting has been added to targeted areas on both campuses.
ECU Transit Service:
• Pirate Express provides safe, late-night bus transportation to the downtown area Thursday through Saturday evenings. Most ECU buses used for late-night service are equipped with surveillance cameras.
• Major bus stops are located near high-traffic areas and include lights and blue light phones.
• Safe Ride, a point to point van service, is operated nightly during the academic year for students, faculty and staff both on and off campus within the transit system service area. Police escorts are available (328-6787).
Parking & Transportation:
• Parking and Transportation Services staff have switched to a different uniform style to avoid confusion with ECU Police officers.
• Parking and Transportation Services has begun working more closely with the ECU Police.
• Parking and Transportation Services has opened many parking lots to all ECU parking permit holders at 3 p.m., to provide closer proximity parking for night classes.
• Video cameras: There are 291 video cameras on campus and another 154 cameras are planned.
• Key Card Access: Campus Living is evaluating card entry door access systems for 2008-09.
• LCD Screens: Plans are in the works to have a centrally managed digital sign system.
• Text Messaging capabilities for ECU students introduced this fall, coming for faculty and staff.
• Voice-Over IP: ITCS is testing a Public Announce module.