Campus Safety Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2002
There were 9 participants.
The meeting began at approximately 10:15 am in the Collegiate Room.
The meeting began with Good news:
Dorothy and Randy explained how they were able to watch surveillance film and observe a vehicle in our lot suspected of vandalizing our student's vehicles. This film was given to LPD who enhanced the video for a clearer image, which resulted in capturing the people involved in this crime.
The Eyes and Ears Campaign:
Dorothy explained this campaign is a way for everyone to become involved in deterring crime by reporting any suspicious activity on campus to the Campus Safety Department. Randy felt it was also important to note as much information as possible before contacting the Safety Department, especially the time they witnessed the event as it would keep him from having to look at large amounts of video. Students have already started recruiting other students to become involved. Mavra suggested getting the Sorority and Fraternity organizations involved. Dorothy has handed out brochures and spoke to leaders on campus. Tabitha suggested SGA meetings would be a good place to give out information and she would help set up a time for Dorothy to come to a SGA meeting to talk about this campaign. Dorothy thought flyers on campus with the Safety Office phone number would also be helpful. Mavra also suggested staff meetings as a good place to give out information and Mary suggested the Cafeteria as well. Mary asked if the Safety Office would be providing the equipment necessary for the students to use while walking campus. She suggested that different companies might give us funding if they could put their company logos on the equipment.
Operation Propped Door:
Dorothy Explained that we started pulling all items from propped doors on campus and have kept these items and in fact included a list of all items confiscated along with dates, times, buildings. Don felt that the houses should be charged for every time a door was found propped open. Mavra thought we should hold an action on all items confiscated. Tabitha said it was hassle to key into all of the doors in the buildings and this was the reason doors were left propped open. Don suggested Residence Life should be involved in what we should do next to enforce the rules for propped open doors. Tim also felt that the officers should be talking to any students caught as well to verbally enforce this rule. Tabitha also felt that RAs should be more involved.
Dorothy reminded us where the master calendar could be found on our web site as well as its many uses. Jeffrey is designing a program to help us know the what, where and when of all campus activities and events. He will be starting this program spring break. Marie is designing a bulletin board for current and future events for our office to help us know more quickly and efficiently what is going on and where.
No to the anonymous tip line as it was felt this would not be used. Specific motorcycle parking would not be addressed due to budget constraints. It was suggested that those people concerned about their motorcycles use a lock and chair to deter theft. The Eyes and Ears Campaign could also help in protecting vehicle theft.
Parking permits/registration was discussed and would be brought up during registration programs. Tim said he was told that there are students not registering their vehicles but parking on campus. We explained the ticket process and how after 4 tickets and warning letter is sent out warning that parking privileges may be lost. Also, the Safety Department does have access to a program to help determine who the owners are of most vehicles parking on campus. Don also expressed his concern that it was hard to get a hold of some students because they do not have contact numbers in the computer for where they can be reached at their current residences. It was felt that this concern could best be taken to the Registrar's Office for more information. Mary also suggested Convo as a good place to explain the vehicle registrations, ticketing, etc. Tabitha felt that more tickets should be written in certain areas on the streets. It was explained that city streets the City of Lakeland policed. Tabitha felt that the Safety Officers should put warnings on the student's vehicles that they are parking illegally and may receive a LPD ticket. Mavra wanted to let us know that Faculty Parking had improved.
Last item relating to Old Business, phones had been tested.
Survey: A sample survey was passed out for review/comments.
Meeting adjourned at 11:15 am.