CSU, Chico News

Moonlight Safety Walk Planned Oct. 22

Date: 10-14-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg and members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee will lead the 11th annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Thursday, Oct. 22. Members of the campus community are encouraged to take part.

Participants will divide into teams to walk through areas of campus to help identify safety hazards, including inadequate lighting or overgrown brush. Testing of campus blue-light safety phones will also take place.

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, which will start at approximately 7 p.m.

Campus administrators, student government leaders, staff and faculty members and students typically take part in the walk.

For more than a decade, participants of the Moonlight Safety Walk have helped identify areas of concern regarding safety issues and have helped with solutions to make improvements. Any safety concerns identified during the walk are entered into a database and reviewed by University Police, Facilities Management and Services (FMS) and other relevant campus departments.

FMS Interim Director Kevin Doyle said that to date, 116 of the 132 safety issues discovered during last year’s walk have been addressed, with the remaining items scheduled for completion before the 22nd.

Any safety issues noted within the City of Chico’s jurisdiction are passed along to city officials.

Contact University Police Chief John Feeney for further information at 530-898-5555.