VIDEO BY KAITLIN BROTHERS / MULTIMEDIA EDITOR AND LEAH KEMPLE / NEWS EDITOR
(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Campus Eye app has been at UCM for about five years as an evolution from Textcaster. The app allows students to send messages and photos directly to Public Safety to report crimes or facility issues.
Ron Coleman, dispatcher at Public Safety, said there were 126 reports last year via the app. He said 60 percent of those were facility related: 30 reports fell under the Warrensburg Police Department’s jurisdiction and about 20 of them being more urgent police responses.
Captain Bill Brinkley, assistant director of Public Safety, said University Relations has promoted the app and pushed it out on social media. He said some students get the information about the app, but won’t download it onto their smartphones. He said he encourages students to utilize the app.