March 21, 2018

ESU announces new security measures

EAST STROUDSBURG – East Stroudsburg University President Dr. Marcia Welsh announced on Tuesday new security measures in place on the campus.

“I am happy to share the following update on campus security with all of our students, faculty and staff, especially those who attended our Town Hall meeting on March 1 and voiced their concerns,” Dr. Welsh said in a statement posted on Facebook.  “We will continue to update the campus community as new developments occur.”

New measures include:

  • University Police are moving forward to obtain additional Police and Security Officers for our campus.
  • Residence Hall desks are currently being staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m., 7 days a week, through the end of the semester.
  • A campus safety walk has been scheduled for April 12 at 7:30 p.m. This initiative is being co-sponsored by Student Senate and the Residence Hall Association with University representatives from Facilities, University Police and Student Affairs participating.
  • University Police met with multiple security companies over the past week to review our video security system; it was recommended that a security assessment be conducted to determine what enhancement are needed for improving the university’s security surveillance capabilities. All security camera feeds were tested and reviewed to ensure that they were operating correctly.
  • Two additional drop-off/pick-up stops will be added to the current Shuttle Bus routes effective Monday, March 26, 2018. A stop will be added to the Gwendolyn Parking Lot and another stop will be added at the University Apartments. Both new stops will be added to the ESU website once initiated.
  • University Police has met with faculty members from ESU’s Criminal Justice program to discuss potential collaboration to enhance campus police services. There is/will be ongoing discussion about the development of a campus Public Safety committee. Any formulation of a Public Safety committee will comprise representation from students, faculty, and staff; additional information will be provided to the campus once more becomes available. 
  • The University is working with ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) Training Institute to identify active shooter response training/preparation for the campus community. Representatives from the University have already been certified as ALICE Trainers. A training schedule will be announced once it is finalized with ALICE.


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