Tag: Department of Public Safety

RAD programs teach valuable skills

For two decades, the Rape Aggression Defense and Resisting Aggression with Defense programs have helped people learn valuable defense skills. The programs, sponsored by the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety, teach techniques for de-escalating situations and defensive maneuvers. The UCM program is part of a national program founded in 1989. It has… Read more »

Public Safety – keeping campus safe

Almost everyone has seen their patrol cars. Some have seen them patrolling campus. And anyone who has purchased a parking permit has been to their office. The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety is a crucial component to keeping campus safe. It includes police, parking services, access control and environmental health and safety…. Read more »

Police officer gives presentation about the dangers of cannabis

Ryan Snow, a police officer and certified drug recognition expert from the University of Illinois, spoke to students Monday about the harmful effects of cannabis. The Office of Campus Community Health and Health Studies hosted the event. The office promotes health, provides counseling services and health and wellness programs. “I’ve done a lot of research… Read more »

Safety awareness on campus

When choosing a college, a main factor all students and guardians must consider is location. Location is an important factor for college students because it gives us a sense of community. The beautiful University of Central Missouri is located along U.S. Highway 50 between Kansas City and St. Louis, drawing in many students from all… Read more »

Technology, cell phones phase out need for blue-light pylons

By Leah Kemple and Kaitlin Brothers UCM has joined several other Missouri schools in eliminating emergency blue-light pylons, or E-phones, due to the proliferation of cell phones. Initially, UCM developed the Campus Eye mobile application in 2014 as a complement to the E-phones. The mobile app allows students to take photos or send text messages of… Read more »

Stop & Serve service project send thanks to Public Safety

Chelsea Peters (left) and Megan Eagan (right) help out during Stop and Serve by making thank you cards that will be delivered to the Public Safety department. This month’s community service project is aimed to celebrate National Campus Safety Awareness Month and Custodian Appreciation. Kristie Brinkley, assistant director of volunteer services, encourages students while they… Read more »

Public Safety alert unfounded

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A person walking around the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 18 wearing a ski mask and carrying a black bag gave cause for alarm across campus. Public Safety officials said a witness reported the suspicious activity to a friend, who later called Public Safety more than an hour after… Read more »

Student emails get compromised: UCM staff offer Internet safety tips

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — With the new semester comes an increase in phishing. Many UCM students have received emails and phone calls asking for money and offering jobs. These messages, however, are fraudulent. Amber Goreham, director of the Career Services Center, said the increase in scams prompted a campuswide email as a… Read more »