Campus Chatter

Feb. 25, 2013

Aaron Collett
acollett@uccs.edu

Alyssa Thomecdec, freshman, undecided

Have you ever had any contact with campus safety?

Yes, I actually have. My friend hit a curb and popped her tire. Someone saw it and called the police, and they helped us change the tire.”

How effective do you think campus safety is?

I think they’re pretty effective, as far as I know.”

How do you think that campus safety could be improved?

They could be more prominent – you don’t really see them, ever. I saw them at night once. In Four Diamonds, that’s iffy to me, especially at night.”

Brian Torres,senior, political science

Have you ever had any contact with campus safety?

Not personally. I’ve probably seen them around.”

How effective do you think campus safety is?

I haven’t experienced it so probably a good thing. I’d say pretty effective then.”

How do you think that campus safety could be improved?

Maybe more presence – police officers, etc. I’ve only seen them around a few times; maybe they could be around more often.”

Anthony Becerra, junior, communication

Have you ever had any contact with campus safety?

Yes, I have. I was jaywalking across the street because I was parking in the neighborhood. He saw me at the top of the hill. I was walking across both streets; at the top, he stopped me. I thought he was going to write me up, but he did give me a warning, which was nice, but still a little ridiculous, I think. But he was just doing his job.”

How effective do you think campus safety is?

I guess it’s pretty effective – I haven’t heard of too many people dying. I haven’t really heard of anything; it should be working.”

How do you think that campus safety could be improved?

Well, they’ve got those blue lights (the emergency lights) already. I see them patrolling all the time, like the security police cars. I don’t know, I think we’re good with that. We’re not in disaster mode.”