Information Item #7: Submitted by the Campus Safety Advisory Council Chair, John Hale, Assistant Vice President of Physical Facilities (2015/2016-Apr) 


March 3rd, 2016 Faculty Association Meeting –
Campus Safety Update

  1. Council conducted a night safety walk last December to inspect lighting levels, obstructions, over grown landscaping or other elements that could contribute to poor visibility.  Major improvements made in exterior lighting levels.  Installation of LED fixtures in parking lots and along roadways and sidewalks has dramatically transformed these areas.
  1. A new crosswalk has been installed between the Flats and Hicks Hall with LED flashers in the road.
  1. COJ improved the sightlines at the north entrance to campus by removing the berm in the median.
  1. The University is in the initial phases of deploying a new physical access control system based on proximity access cards that will be incorporated with the standard identification card.  This will be a phased deployment and started with housing in the fall.  The new physical access control system will provide for enhanced access control over the current intellikey system.
  1. UPD added two staff members in the last year.  Safety Rangers are available to escort community members from the main campus to remote parking lots between 6:00pm and 10:00pm each week night.  A Safety Ranger is also available to conduct escorts from the library until 2:00am, and at the Fountains residence facility from 10pm to 2am.
  1. Misc: 279 emergency phones, 43 public courtesy phones, 69 elevator phones located throughout campus.  There are also 220 surveillance cameras operational throughout the campus.

 

OFFENSE

2014 NUMBER REPORTED

2015 NUMBER REPORTED

HOMICIDE

0

0

SEX-FORCIBLE

2

1

ROBBERY

1

0

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

1

2

BURGLARY/BREAKING
AND ENTERING

11

4

LARCENY/THEFT

101

99

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

0

2

ARSON

0

0

Total

116

108