Tag: 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 »

Protection: free speech or student welfare

By Alison Cummings, for the Muleskinner First, I heard shouting. Then I saw his finger pointing directly at a student. He lowered his hand to his Bible – no, he slammed his hand against his Bible. There was a staccato at the tip of every syllable he yelled. “You. Are. A. Sinner. Bow down on… Read more »

Public Safety supports Big Pink volleyball tournament

Public Safety not only helps keep the campus safe, they also get involved in the community through beneficial actions. Scott Rhoad, director of Public Safety, said some of those actions in the past have included donations to Johnson County Cancer Foundation, hospice, Concerns of Police Survivors, Campus Cupboard and Alzheimer’s research. These are not all… 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 »

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 »