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TSU Introduces Campus-Wide ID Police

TSU Introduces Campus-Wide ID Police

CREATED Feb 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officials announced Friday that all students, faculty, staff and administrators at Tennessee State University will be required to wear and display identification badges while on campus or while attending campus events.

Campus Officials said the mandate implemented by the Office of Emergency Management was due to the recent rash of break-ins and vandalism by people who are not associated with the school.

The new policy has been scheduled to go into effect March 1. Administrators said failure to comply with the new mandate could result in employee disciplinary action, student judicial action or removal from University property.

"Our primary concern is always to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, employees and visitors," said Dr. Curtis Johnson, associate vice president for Administration, who is in charge of Emergency Management. "Safety on our campus is priority number one, and with the new policy, we want to ensure that our students, faculty and staff are safe at all times."

Along with this new safety policy, Johnson said, is the introduction of a new identification card system, which will give employees more than just access to campus.