SDSM&T beefs up their campus security

Student safety will be better guarded by the university police force at the SDSM&T.

After recent legislation and discussion concerning gun carry laws, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is getting a security upgrade.

SDSM&T campus security

SDSM&T campus security coat

The campus security worked with Rapid City Police Department to come up with a plan and now, after proper training, the campus officers to become armed.

After official approval at the City Council meeting Monday night, there will be certified law enforcement officer on campus to ensure safety.

SDSM&T campus safety vehicle

SDSM&T campus safety vehicle

Douglas Parrow, Chief Campus Safety at SDSM&T, “If there were an active shooter of course, time iS of the essence and we would be able to deploy probably in a quicker manner anyway and probably even a safer manner because we know how to approach and we know the campus and the lay out.”

Parrow is looking forward to the change and says School of Mines security staff is most familiar with the campus and it will allow them to do their jobs better.

SDSM&T campus

SDSM&T campus

“We have all watched what is going on in the world and so forth – a lot of people out there doing bad things, and it gives me more I guess relief knowing that we are going to be able to take action if something in fact does happen, Parrow says.”

Douglas Parrow SDSM&T Chief Campus Safety

Douglas Parrow SDSM&T Chief Campus Safety

 

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