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Campus security initiatives emphasize student safety


A security officer is now stationed at the bus stop on the north side of campus.

Green River Community College has recently implemented two major safety measures that will greatly improve the safety for all students who live and study on campus.

Nightly from 4 p.m. until the last bus drops off, there will be a uniformed Green River safety officer stationed at the bus stop in front of the library on the north side of campus. The increased security staff presence at this bus stop ensures students' safety as they travel to and from campus; it also greatly benefits students living in Campus Corner Apartments, who use this bus stop to travel to local stores.

The installation of security cameras in Green River's Holman Library, a second security initiative recently implemented by Green River, was part of an effort to reduce potential theft. Director of Campus Safety Fred Creek notes that there have been no cases of theft reported in the library since classes began on Sept. 23. Consequently, Green River is considering installing additional cameras in high traffic locations in and around campus.

Green River's next initiative focuses on the Campus Safety Ride program, which provides transportation for students to and from Campus Corner Apartments, nearby apartments, home stays, the library and local stores. The safety ride is currently available from dusk to 11 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and from dusk to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Green River continues to develop the ride program into a more comprehensive and robust resource easily accessible to students.