MU Students Push for More Security Cameras

7 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 26 2011 Apr 26, 2011 Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:32:00 PM CDT April 26, 2011 in News
By: Erica Coghill
loading

COLUMBIA - Some MU student organizations want more security after a man raped a woman last month outside of a campus dorm.  MU residential life director, Frankie Minor said the university introduced the idea of adding security cameras to dorms in 2006 and has been doing just that ever since.  "Currently any hall that has been renovated or newly constructed since 2004 has security cameras," said Minor.  He said the university plans to continue with the plan and it is expected to be completed by 2017 or 2018.

Last month's rape incident happened outside of Laws Hall, an un-renovated MU dorm and that is what triggered student concerns.  "We're wanting the cameras up sooner than later which would mean that they would go on buildings that are scheduled to be renovated even before they are renovated," said MU student affairs chairman, Tyler Ricketts.  Ricketts said they're pushing for the cameras to go up before renovations, then be taken back down during the renovation process and put back up upon completion. 

"If anything students are asking if we can get the cameras up sooner and we've actually begun to  look at what would be the cost for doing that and it's easier if we build that into our renovation projects because it's a part of a large budget," said Minor.  A camera system costs about $20,000 per dorm. 

Minor said there hasn't been a lot of evidence to show the cameras help prevent crimes from happening, but they've been effective in helping detect who's responsible and getting more information in crimes.  "There's been vandalism and other types of crimes where the cameras have helped us learn who's responsible," said Minor.    

Ricketts says student affairs, along with some other student organizations plan to voice their concerns to MU residential life administration Wednesday at a meeting. 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – Columbia Police Department responded to a shots fired call on Hanover Boulevard Wednesday morning. Police say the... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, March 20 2019 Mar 20, 2019 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:28:00 PM CDT March 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors filed murder and child endangerment charges against a Maries County mother three days after her daughter died... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, March 20 2019 Mar 20, 2019 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:40:00 PM CDT March 20, 2019 in News
AUXVASSE - Police are asking for the public's help finding 49-year-old Jeffrey Ennis, who has been accused of domestic assault.... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, March 20 2019 Mar 20, 2019 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:05:00 AM CDT March 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - With elections in Columbia just weeks away, voters will have the chance to meet candidates and discuss other... More >>
11 hours ago Wednesday, March 20 2019 Mar 20, 2019 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:30:00 AM CDT March 20, 2019 in News
OMAHA - Amtrak service between Kansas City and St. Louis has been temporarily suspended due to increase freight train traffic... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:59:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
MARIES COUNTY - Prosecutors have charged Tracy Ellis with second-degree murder and child endangerment after a Sunday night house fire... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:34:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - When Madison Lawson shops at a retail store, she tends to leave empty-handed. “I want to dress... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:13:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday plans to restructure four state agencies and promote economic development is in... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:36:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Youth soccer games with the Jefferson City Area YMCA scheduled for Saturday are canceled due to Missouri... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man went on trial Tuesday in a 2002 rape case that prosecutors say was cracked with... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:10:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Victims of clergy sexual abuse said the Jefferson City Diocese needs to be more open about a priest... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:09:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools released a revised school calendar to make up five lost snow days without extending classes... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:54:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was expected to visit the Midwest on Tuesday to view flooding caused... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:39:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The MU Police Department announced Tuesday it had fired an officer after a photo of him in blackface... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A man who says he was conned by someone he met at the Central Pantry in Columbia feels... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
HALLSVILLE - The Hallsville School District notified parents Monday of a threat toward students that happened in the previous week.... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:04:00 AM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Tuesday morning, the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a residential house fire on North Boothe Lane.... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:18:00 AM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
PETTIS COUNTY - According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, escapee Travis Davis was arrested by Sedalia Police Tuesday morning.... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:24:00 AM CDT March 19, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 53°
3pm 50°
4pm 51°
5pm 51°
6pm 50°