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    Samantha StankoOct 1, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I absolutely second Nicole’s comment–I have also been working at Security since my freshman year. What a lot, if not most students don’t realize is that because Security is the only office that operates 24/7, a lot gets put on their plate that isn’t necessarily their job. For a broken down bus I can see where Security would be your first place to go to, sure, but with only one or two officers and one dispatcher, can you really expect them to have the capability to drop all their regular duties to come and pick up a busload of students en route from Sandusky? With only two Security vehicles and motor pool vans that are often signed out, how are they going to get to said bus and back to campus? That’s a job for the bus company itself, I would assume.

    I get that there may be frustrations involved with the office, because oftentimes Security is a last resort for people (not to mention that no one likes paying parking tickets), but people have to realize that Security is a catch-all for all of Allegheny’s problems after 5 PM Monday through Friday. Perhaps rather than criticism, a dialogue can happen between the community they serve and the office staff–judging by this article and Jeff’s interest in college policies, I see we’re off to a great start.

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    NicoleSep 30, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I am a senior who has worked in the Security Office since the beginning of my freshman year, and the officers all do a great job, but there are only so many of them. They genuinely want to help students, not punish them, but when there is only one officer on duty, they can’t always respond to every problem in a timely manner. I think some of the same problems that plague the health center can be seen in Security, and they all boil down to one thing; not enough staff. When there are enough officers on duty, I have seen them bend over backwards to help students. But when there isn’t, it is really difficult to help one student while still trying to keep an eye on the rest of campus and handle other calls that may come in.

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