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04/9/2014   View Online →

Something new in the Department of Public Safety

UTC Campus Police have something new in their law enforcement toolbox—inside their cars are new mobile video recording systems, to help document and assess the conduct of officers and citizens involved in a police incident.

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Though the recordings do not tell the full story, they do assist in the collection of evidence, help refresh an officer’s memory while writing reports, document consent searches, and help ensure accountability in law enforcement.

Corporal Jerrold Johnson says studies show that the single greatest value of the in-car camera is the positive impact it has on safety–many officers review their videos so that they can critique their actions.

“I have experienced that when I communicate to a community member that a camera is recording an incident, it de-escalates situations that I felt were becoming confrontational, thereby improving the safety of all involved,” Johnson said.

The objective record a video camera provides can be helpful in the resolution of disputes or legal cases.  It also has the potential to protect the University and UTC Police from groundless lawsuits.

Supervisors are able to monitor officer conduct by reviewing the in-car video.

“When training new officers, the Field Training Officers have the ability to review actions immediately after the event occurs, thus enhancing the learning process,” Johnson explained.


Blue and Gold Memorial: April 14

Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts

The Blue and Gold Memorial honors the students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni who have died in the last year.  Join members of the UTC family as we gather on Monday, April 14, in Patten Chapel.  The service will begin promptly at 6 p.m.  More info →


Support our students

We’re glad the weather is better and spring has arrived with so many opportunities to see the good work of UTC students.  Check out utc.edu and plan to attend music, theatre, and art events. You will be amazed if you visit The Design and Research Project Showcase—talk with our engineering students about their projects on Tuesday, April 22, 4-6 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Building.


WeAchieve

As youth sports related injuries continue to rise and receive national attention, UTC will explore and highlight issues related to prevention and management of injuries by hosting a two-day conference. “The Sports Injury Epidemic” conference, scheduled for April 15-16, will include presentations and panel discussions from nationally recognized speakers. The conference is in partnership with Erlanger Hospital and the National Athletics Trainers’ Association.

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