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The University Police Department provides a diverse and highly visible range of public safety services designed to reduce crime, protect life and property, and support Jacksonville State University in the accomplishment of its institutional mission. As a customer-oriented service provider, the professional staff utilizes innovative law enforcement programs as well as established community-policing techniques to provide a full range of services to the campus community, as well as to the larger Jacksonville community.


Goal 1:  Maintain accreditation standards and receive re-accreditation in every three year cycle.

Method of Measurement:  Ensure that all requirements are met in order to comply with directives and supply supporting documentation.

Results:  As of November 17, 2012, the accreditation requirements were met and re-accreditation status was accomplished.

Status:  Ongoing      

Person Responsible:  Director of Public Safety

Goal 2:  Provide for a safe and secure campus environment that allows the University to perform its mission.

Method of Measurement:  

The number of students arrested and number of students forwarded to the University Judicial Coordinator should be the same or higher. This will ensure the Judicial Coordinator has the opportunity to correct the behavior or forwarded the student who committed the violation to counseling. Some violations, such as trafficking drugs, robbery, assault, rape or murder to name a few, should end in the suspension of the student from JSU. Violations that are not a danger to others or the offender can be forwarded to Counseling by the Judicial Coordinator who will then have the opportunity to work with the students in an effort to prevent future violations. Those who complete the counseling process should be afforded a second chance; however re-offenders should be considered for suspension provided the conduct cannot be changed through rehabilitation. Suspension and a trespass warning from JSU for the offender should serve as a last resort in order to protect those who are here assisting in the process to administer or obtain an education.

Results:

2012

211-Reportable offenses reported to UPD

103-Arrests made

  23-Cases forwarded to Judicial without arrest

170-Cases forwarded to Judicial after arrest by UPD or other L/E agencies

2013 (partial year 01/01/2013 - 07/21/2013)

94-Reportable offenses reported to UPD

34-Arrests made

  7-Cases forwarded to Judicial with out arrest

61-Cases forwarded to Judicial after arrest by UPD or other L/E agencies

Status:  Ongoing      

Person Responsible:  Director of Public Safety

Goal 3:  Provide positive leadership role models for students to emulate by identifying and assigning qualified employees to train and mentor student employees.

Method of Measurement: 

Student workers with in the University Police Department should learn information that will prepare them for a career in one of the following areas: Dispatch, Security, Emergency Management, or Law Enforcement. This will be measured by continued employment with UPD and by their employee evaluations. While it is not the practice of UPD to terminate student employment, anyone failing to demonstrate dependability, punctuality and a willingness to help others after being mentored will not be allowed to retain employment with UPD. It is important to reward those who show progress and act in a responsible manner, but it is equally important to hold those accountable who do not to prepare them for their career field.

Results:  

2012 two student workers were released after several attempts failed to improve work ethics and punctuality.

2013 from (01/01/2013 - 07/21/2013) no student workers terminated

Status:  Ongoing      

Person Responsible:  Director of Public Safety

Goal 4:  Reduce traffic flow and parking problems by collaborating with faculty, staff and student groups to establish a comprehensive traffic and parking plan. Become more efficient in identifying parking violators.

Method of Measurement:

The number of violators cited and charged should have an affect on the number of repeat offenders. Those who continue to receive additional tickets after being identified and warned may have their driving and campus parking privileges removed.

Results:

2012

615-Citations

  98-Warnings

  37-Accidents

2013 (partial year 01/01/2013 - 07/21/2013)

220-Citations

  67-Warnings

  11-Accidents

Status:  Ongoing      

Person Responsible:  Director of Public Safety

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