University to hold campus safety meetings on Jan. 23-24

1/23/2008 - By: John Trent

Students, faculty and staff of the University are encouraged to attend two campus safety meetings, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the theater of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

In addition, a community briefing hosted by University Police Services and the Reno Police Department will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The community briefing will update the campus as well as northern Nevada residents regarding the disappearance of Brianna Denison, a 19-year-old Reno woman, who was reported missing from a residence near the University campus over the weekend.

Persons with information regarding Denison’s disappearance are urged to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2677 or University Police Services at 745-6195.

The 12:15 meetings on Wednesday and Thursday will include a personal safety awareness presentation by Officer Eric James of University Police Services. Officer James will address ways for individuals to stay safe as they travel on and off campus, particularly in the evening.

The Joe Crowley Student Union is hosting a website with information on any other programs that will be held in the coming days regarding campus safety, as well as information on how to stay safe when traveling on and off campus.

University Police Services has also offered the following safety tips:

  • Use Campus Escort Services by calling 742-6808 or University Police Services 24/7 for an escort by dialing Non-Emergency Dispatch at 334-2677(COPS) and ask that an officer respond to your location for an escort.
  • If you know you are going to be studying and/or working late on campus, plan ahead as to how you will get home safely.
  • Never walk alone at night.
  • Have a friend walk with you or meet you at a location from where the two of you can home safely.
  • Remember to lock your doors and windows.
  • Use Campus Escort by calling 742-6808 or University Police by calling 334-COPS (2677) or 745-6195.
  • Make personal safety a priority.
  • -Contact University Police by dialing 334-COPS (2677) or 9-1-1 if you observe a suspicious person or situation.

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