Moonlight Walk Focus Is Improving Campus Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-25-2012

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee will lead the eighth annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Campus community members are encouraged to take part.

Participants will divide into teams to walk through areas of campus to help identify safety hazards, such as inadequate lighting or overgrown brush, and test the blue-light safety phones in their area.

The group will gather at Selvester’s Cafe-by-the-Creek behind Kendall Hall at 6:30 p.m. for pizza and refreshments, followed by the walk starting at about 7 p.m.

Since campus began the Moonlight Safety Walk, participants’ findings and recommendations have helped improve the safety of the campus.

At the conclusion of each team’s walk, the issues they discovered will be entered into a database, and a committee from the offices of Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Facilities Management will review the issues. The Public Safety Committee will then communicate the findings of the walk to relevant departments on campus.

Contact University Police Chief Robyn Hearne, chair of the Public Safety Advisory Committee, for more information at 898-5555.

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