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NCJ Number: 222621 Find in a Library
Title: College and University Policing
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:75  Issue:3  Dated:March 2008  Pages:20,21,25,26,28-30,33
Author(s): Ed L. Howell; Paul Morin; Paul Cell; Maureen S. Rush; Vicky M. Stormo
Date Published: March 2008
Page Count: 8
Document: HTML
Type: Case Study
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents five case studies of ways in which specific college/university campus police have used various means to upgrade campus security.
Abstract: The Fort Hays State University Police Department (FHSUPD) in Hays, KS has implemented community policing in a university environment. As a direct reaction to the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007, FHSU convened a standing committee to review, consolidate, define, coordinate, implement, and educate the public about its crisis management plan. Several university-wide forums were conducted to educate the university community about the crisis management plan. Training sessions are held with residential security staff. A second case study features how Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) have integrated technology into the work of the campus police. The integrated technology includes 21 closed-circuit television cameras at strategic spots on the campus and in the local neighborhood where many students live. A second major technological enhancement was the installation of a campus-wide emergency siren and notification system. A third case study describes new developments in university safety instituted by the Montclair State University Police (Montclair, NJ). These include a mobile application called the Rave Guardian, through which users can activate a timed Global Positioning System signal in their mobile phones, which can be activated to notify police when and where the user has an emergency. The fourth case study describes how the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) has met the challenge of communicating in an urban university environment. This case study provides an overview of the university's public safety program, its state-of-the-art technology, its crisis management plan, emergency response drills, and emergency notification system. The fifth case study features community safety measures implemented at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). It describes the university's safety programs and its security-related technology.
Main Term(s): Campus police
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Closed circuit television (CCTV); Communication techniques; Emergency communications; Emergency procedures; Kansas; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures; Police equipment; Washington
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