July 2, 2024

Security camera project takes shape as police and IT partner to increase campus safety

The Purdue University Police Department and Purdue IT have partnered to enhance campus safety and security by bringing all campus security cameras under the direct management of PUPD.

This effort will expand the police department’s ability to respond to critical incidents with essential information, collect and share information with public safety stakeholders, and more robustly monitor campus to deter and reduce crime.

“It is imperative that we are strategic in video surveillance on such a large campus,” said Chief Lesley Wiete. “Our department will be able to regulate the types of cameras used and ensure camera locations align with the strategic vision of campus. It will also bring Purdue into nationwide best practice to vastly enhance operational capacities.”

To maintain campuswide consistency and reliability of camera functionality, PUPD would like to remind all stakeholders of policies that are currently in place. All security camera purchases and installations for campus buildings must be coordinated with PUPD. This means schools and departments are required to reach out to the police department before purchasing any equipment. Stakeholders can contact PUPD’s Tom Barbour at tpbarbour@purdue.edu to coordinate camera purchases and installations.

More updates will be communicated in the future as the project advances. Questions may be directed to PUPD Capt. Allen Myles at abmyles@purdue.edu.

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