There are twenty-nine emergency blue light call boxes on Saint Leo University’s campus, but how many people actually know about them or even know where they are?
Despite the twenty-four-hours-a-day seven-days-a-week campus security officers who travel on foot, golf carts, and even on mountain bikes, campus safety cannot be notified about every incident, but the emergency blue light call boxes can help control these incidents.
Some school campuses in America have blue light call boxes that connect to their local police stations, but the blue light call boxes on Saint Leo University’s campus connect to the emergency phone in campus security’s office which is on watch 24/7. Still, some of Saint Leo’s students know the call boxes exist on campus, but their knowledge of them is minimal.
“I knew about the emergency blue lights; I just didn’t know it was that many,” said Sophomore Jason Kendricks. “They should just get more in order to be more cautious because the nearest one between where I usually park and my apartment is by my apartment.”
When it comes to actual emergencies there have only been four since Mr. Mark Nash, campus safety Sargent of administration has been working here, but many assistance calls. Campus security checks and maintain these call boxes once every week.
Some students know about the call boxes and where some are, but wish there were more. “I knew about the emergency blue lights,” said Freshman Ekaila Lindquist, “I just hate that between my walk to campus from my residence Marmion and Snyder on the hill it’s just one. At least one [is] obvious.”
Adding a couple more emergency blue light call boxes and making them more evident as to where they are can help eliminate the struggle to get to the nearest one. However, not all students attending Saint Leo University are aware of them.
“I’ve never heard about any emergency blue lights,” according to Sophomore Christian Moore.