Campus police moves to bigger space behind the bookstore
By Christian Felkl
The new police station is located directly behind the new bookstore. It was previously located in the D.F. Lowry Building.
“They went from less than 1,000 square feet to more than 3,000; it gave them more room to expand. With this expansion it gave each officer their own office,” said Chief David Helton. “We used to be bumping into each other walking around the hallways.”
The new location allowed Campus Police to upgrade the camera system and allowed them to get more funding for cameras and panic buttons, according to Helton.
Photos by Glory Attachou
Campus Police and the Center for Leadership, formerly known as LSOP, changed locations. Campus Police can now be found directly behind the new bookstore.
“It makes them more professional and it instills more pride in the officers,” said Helton.
The new location also has a bigger evidence room so Campus Police is able to store more things.
The police can still be anywhere on campus depending on the severity of the situation in two minutes or less, said Helton.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the response time to the calls.
The Center for Leadership and Service, formerly known as LSOP, also changed locations.
It moved to the Old Main building in the Office for Multicultural and Minority Affairs area.
The main focus of Center for Leadership and Service is on leadership. They have also become more involved in leadership training and service training.
One reason for moving was to be where the students are, according to Director Aubrey Swett. Swett took over as Director Jan. 2.
Being in Old Main has helped develop more programming, said Swett.
They were previously in James B. Chavis University Center.
While the UC is main stream, they are happy to be in Old Main, according to Swett.
Being in the Cultural Center promotes awareness of community, said Swett.
“The intent after the UC annex is finished is for them to move back into the UC,” said Swett.
“But for now they will be in Old Main and they are fine with that.”