Department of Safety and Security
Campus Safety Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
January 26, 2005
There were 12 participants
The meeting started at 3:30 in the Collegiate Room.
1. Safety Office. “Safety has been placed under John Thomas, Director of Information Services and Security, to enable us to better merge all aspects of security on campus, from safety to security of our administrative data bases to the protection of privacy over the Internet. Safety thus joins the group of campus offices reporting to Terry Dennis.” Mary Haselier gave some historical perspective and told the group that Safety had reported to Business Affairs in the past. Dorothy advised that group that Ed Criswell has been working with John Thomas to develop a computerized dispatch system using the File Maker Pro 7 software. She also reported that our student workers, CAST, are very involved in student life programming for Safe Spring Break and Alcohol Awareness Week.
2. Airport Shuttle. Dorothy had scheduled a meeting with both companies providing shuttle service to our students before the holidays but only the company servicing Orlando was able to attend. One of our concerns was the price increase. When students were able to share rides on the shuttle they were charged lower prices and Dorothy provided a chart showing average one and two way rides to both Tampa and Orlando for the Christmas break. The committee discussed ways such as bulletin boards and a link on the Safety Web page, to try to coordinate times so students could get the lower rates. Mary suggested getting her a slide to be shown at the February convo for those planning to use the shuttle for Spring Break. Dorothy said she has one mother encouraging us to use a limo service from St. Pete and she will contact them for a price comparison.
3. Safe Spring Break Week. Megan and Kelly, Safety CAST members, are involved in helping to plan a Jeopardy game for this student life event. The theme this year is “Play it Safe.”
4. Weapons of Mass Destruction training. Dorothy distributed a brochure to all in attendance for this free 1-day seminar and invited anyone interested to attend. Pre-registration is required. It will be held on Friday, March 11th, the last Friday of Spring Break from 8:30 to 5 at the Carlisle Rogers Auditorium. Thirty-four people have already signed up and we plan on having 50-80 in attendance. All materials for the training are provided by the grant. Our main responsibility is to advertise the event and get participants. The committee recommended we contact the Emergency Response Team here at FSC, the Public Health Department, local hospitals and Polk County Emergency Management. Dorothy is working on getting a local restaurant sponsor lunch. She has been in touch with Subs n Such. If they are not able to other suggestions were to contact Fazoli’s, or Fred’s Market.
5. Suggestions from Advisory Board re: upcoming survey. Dorothy distributed copies of last years survey and told the group that last year we successfully used a combination of Surveymonkey.com and hard copies. We’ll be doing our survey in March. The following suggestions were made by the board:
6. Other concerns. There was discussion of how Safety could provide crime prevention programs on campus. One suggestion was to work with the RA’s and provide them with materials for bulletin boards they are required to do. It was also suggested we provide them with a list of possible programs the office could present at their dorms.
Tim Hurner asked if we had ever offered a defensive driving course for those driving college vans in order to lower the college’s insurance rates. Dorothy will follow up with the National Safety Counsel and then pass the information to Terry Dennis for review.
Mavra mentioned that recently she had noticed the door open on the carport downstairs at the Holmes House. This is the archives area and Randy will check into this.
Next meeting—March 15, 2005.
Note: Following the meeting a suggestion was made to contact the psychology department so see if a student would be interested in doing a class project of helping us rework our Safety survey.