Friday, February 15, 2008


Campus Security - Update

A bill that includes campus security improvements for Eastern Washington University has cleared the Washington State House of Representatives and is on the way to the senate. This supplemental request would provide money for two more counselors, two more police officers, laptop computers for our patrol cars, and a wi-fi camera system that would help our officers monitor buildings in real time during an emergency.
Ultimately, these tools would give our campus another layer of security as we try and make sure students, faculty and staff are safe. But by no means will it be the answer.
The counselors would actually be part of a new campus awareness program (an alert team) that EWU hopes will help spot and address problem behavior before someone turns violent.
Here's a link to an article in the Chronicle of Education that addresses security on college campuses in light of the latest shooting, at Northern Illinois.


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