The program is one of a number of recently instituted security initiatives at the university. In January, Cumberlands security force updated its security reporting systems to a new, paperless log system that allows its officers to spend less time doing paperwork and more time patrolling campus.
Weve probably advanced 10 years in the past year, Thornhill said.
Cumberlands security program also recently provided updated campus maps to the Lebanon Police and Fire Departments to allow for better emergency response. These new developments have enhanced the universitys existing security program, which is operated by Citadel Security Services.
The universitys security officers run campus and building patrols 24 hours a day. The campus is also equipped with a number of Code Blue phones, which allows students, staff and faculty to immediately contact security in emergency situations.
Thornhill said those standing and ongoing security measures are part of the universitys commitment to campus safety.
Cumberlands campus is very safe because we have made security a main priority, Thornhill said. Our officers have a very high presence on campus and were working every day to keep our campus community safe.
Cumberland students, faculty and staff may contact the campus watch program by calling 453-6333.