With the start of another school year on the horizon, California State University, Stanislaus – locally known as Stan State – took the opportunity to highlight its safety and security measures for the more than 9,000 students, faculty and staff.
Included in that initiative was an outline of the locations where Code Blue Help Points® can be found throughout campus.
University Police Department Lieutenant Clint Strode told The Signal student newspaper that the “blue light phones” help local officials not only respond, but investigate incidents in a timely fashion, which can be an issue when students don’t take advantage of the sophisticated emergency speakerphones to report suspicious events right away.
“One of the biggest problems that we face here at UPD is things being reported hours, or days, after they occur, and a lot of times it is difficult for us to go back and solve something,” Strode said.
Calls are routed to the Stan State UPD on weekdays and the Turlock Police Department on the weekends, ensuring that first responders are available in an instant should an emergency arise, including active shooter events.
“We are also trying to implement a thing called ‘if you see something, say something,’ ” Safety & Emergency Management Specialist Kellie Marshall told the student newspaper.
Code Blue’s industry pioneering emergency communication solutions are designed to promote a safe and secure environment at college and university locations like Stan State. To learn more about how Code Blue can benefit your location, please call 800-205-7186 or contact an authorized Code Blue representative.