Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crime Prevention class students assist with UAA Safety Walk

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, and students from Dr. Allan Barnes' JUST 320 Crime Prevention class participated in the UAA Safety Walk, held on October 17.

L to r: Maggie Spears, Dr. Sharon Chamard,
Daniel Reinhard, and James Reich.
The Safety Walk is done annually in October, ideally before there is snow on the ground, so that exterior lighting conditions can be assessed when the campus is at its darkest.

Four teams fanned out across campus and to UAA buildings off-campus with the task of identifying particularly dark and fear-inducing areas, and testing UAA's many blue light emergency phones.

The UAA Safety Walk is coordinated by Facilities & Campus Services and the Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management Support Department.