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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

UALR safety report

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:27 PM

A group studying UALR safety has concluded a Feb. 27 shooting in a parking lot was an isolated incident. It has made some recommendations on enhancing campus safety.

UALR NEWS RELEASE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 20, 2008) – UALR today released the full report of the Chancellor’s Special Committee on Campus Safety that contains several recommendations, but concludes that the campus offers a safe environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Jane Dickey, vice chair of the UALR Board of Visitors who chaired the special safety committee, released a summary of the report at the board’s August meeting.

The report concluded a Feb. 27 shooting in a visitor parking lot was an isolated incident, but offered several suggestions for safety improvements that include:

Mark visitor parking clearly and place directional signage for visitor parking.
Control access to all parking lots with fencing and gates.
Install surveillance cameras on all parking lots.
Install panic buttons in selected offices on campus.
Install door locks on all classroom doors.
Install a gate, closing the portion of Campus Drive just north of the entrance to University Plaza.
 

The summary also made recommendations related to staffing, including:

Add two police officers positions to the Campus Police staff
Add six additional security/relief dispatch positions
Reinstate bicycle police patrols.
Provide additional transportation for police officers and security guards.


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