DPS Surveillance Operations

As part of the Department of Public Safety’s efforts to leverage technology and suppress criminal activity, in 2006 DPS launched the “Minimizing the Spaces” initiative, which resulted in the installation of 5 surveillance cameras and 2 license plate recognition cameras. Due to the success of the initiative, the Department of Public Safety added additional surveillance cameras and license plate recognition cameras in subsequent years on the campus proper and throughout the patrol and response area. As of 2016, DPS has operated video surveillance cameras and license plate recognition cameras as part of its coordinated crime prevention efforts. The university’s goal in employing this security technology is to monitor potential criminal activity on-campus and to document crime for the purpose of assisting local law enforcement with prosecutions.