The Communications Division is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Communications officers monitor emergency telephone lines, police and fire radio frequencies, and a national/state crime information computer. Additionally, they provide access control systems to the campus and monitor the National Weather Service Radio—issuing severe weather alerts to our students and faculty/staff. Our communications officers have the responsibility of monitoring security cameras placed strategically throughout university buildings and their parking lots. All video footage is recorded and can be accessed at any time for evidence purposes.
Each communications officer undergoes extensive and continuous training to keep abreast of current technological and emergency communications techniques. The communications officer is often the first contact someone has with the department. They endeavor to listen effectively and quickly disseminate information to the appropriate field unit, departmental office, or other public safety agency. While we hope you never find yourself in need of emergency assistance, our communications officers welcome the opportunity to serve you.