Troy University releases annual campus safety report.

On Thursday, September 30th Troy University Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves released the annual safety report required by the Jeanne Clery Act.

The report documents specific crimes reported to University Police from the past three years.

Last year’s statistics show two reported rapes on campus. A number campus police wants at zero.

“We do the best we can first of all by patrolling campus with 24/7 police service on campus,” says University Police Chief George Beaudry. “Also a lot of it is about awareness and education. So we speak to different student groups and we discuss how can you do things safer, what do you need to do to protect yourself. We encourage safety in numbers. We encourage responsible use of alcohol. We encourage no use of drugs.”

One of the things University Police has done in an effort to increase campus safety is the introduction of the Omnilert app this fall.

“We have an Omnilert app that we encourage students to download on their phone,” says Beaudry. “It gives them an opportunity to text messages to the police department. It also gives them an emergency 9-1-1 call button on their phone. Just some other some other ways to help keep the campus safe. We provide safety escorts to students if they would like them. Just again everything that we do is to try and just encourage safe practices and safe behaviors to keep our numbers down.”

For the full story watch Amya’s report.