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UPD Announces New Initiatives

2 September 2004 -- The University Police Department welcomes all faculty, staff, and students back to campus for the 2004-2005 academic year.  UPD would like to announce the following new initiatives for the new school year. The police department has recently:

  • Automated the procedures for registering vehicles on campus.

  • Purchased and installed new parking enforcement software.

  • Enacted a mutual aid agreement with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Added Deputy Lee Terry and K-9 Officer “Euro” to the department’s reserve program.
On-line sale of parking decals:

The UPD reports that decals have surpassed 3,187 in less than 1 month.  The decal process has been a tremendous success.

“We would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students that the procedure for registering vehicles on campus has changed,” said Corporal Neil Fetner. “Decals are only available online at Faculty, staff, and students will have a two-week grace period before the police department will begin issuing citations for parking violations.”

Student decals will be delivered to JSU post offices boxes or will be mailed to a designated address if the student does not have a JSU post office box.  Faculty and staff decals will be mailed via campus mail to the faculty and staff members department.

New rules on parking violations:

The University Police Department has purchased a new parking enforcement system to track those who habitually violate university parking policies.   In the past, parking violations have been allowed to accumulate before violators received the boot, a locking devise that prevents the car from being driven.  However, this year violators will be limited to five unpaid, un-appealed violations. The new system will immediately notify the parking officer of outstanding, unpaid violations upon issuance of a parking citation.

“The purchase and installation of the new parking software will allow us to identify people who attempt to circumvent university policy,” said Corporal Neil Fetner.

New agreement with Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office:

The University Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office recently signed a mutual aid agreement that allows either of the agencies to request and receive assistance from the other should an emergency situation arise that seriously strains the organic resources of the requesting agency.   “The new mutual aid agreement will allow the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the University Police Department to share law enforcement resources when disaster strikes,” said Chief Terry Schneider.

The UPD has supplemented their reserve program this year by adding Deputy Lee Terry of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Officer “Euro” to the department’s reserve program.  Deputy Terry and K-9 Officer “Euro” will join Corporal Scott Hodge and K-9 Officer “Tigger” from the Jacksonville Police Department on campus this year.

Contact UPD:

“We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to contact us if they have a need for service,” said Corporal Neil Fetner.

The UPD telephone number is 782-5050. For emergencies, dial 782-6000.

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