Maintenance of Campus Facilities
The University police officers regularly test the emergency phones and submit work orders for repair, recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons and conduct periodic lighting surveys. Officers report the need for the replacement of lights and any other physical hazards they notice. Periodic crime prevention surveys are conducted when a crime trend occurs or upon the physical changes of office space and equipment when requested by an administrator. All campus buildings are equipped with card key access and door alarms that report to the Department of Public Safety. Many offices, labs, computer rooms and areas of campus have alarms that report to the Department of Public Safety.
Lighting improvements are constantly being evaluated. Improvements have included the placement of high intensity sodium vapor lights in buildings, in parking lot areas, in areas with heavy landscaping and trees, and along pathways frequently traveled by students. All emergency telephones are connected directly to the Department of Public Safety.