TTU adding security cameras across campus to improve campus safety

TTU adding security cameras across campus to improve campus safety
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officials with Texas Tech University say security cameras are being installed in undisclosed locations across campus to help authorities keep the students, faculty and staff safe.

The effort is part of a larger security plan from President Lawrence Schovanec, the Texas Tech Police Department and the Student Government Association.

"At Texas Tech, we constantly review all the practices in place that relate to ensuring a safe environment," Schovanec said. "That means we should take advantage of all the technologies that are there.

"It's part of the culture we want to create here so students would feel, as they go from building to building, as they cross this campus at night, that there are measures in place to ensure they can do that without feeling threatened or worried."

The security cameras are part of a continuing initiative to increase automated campus safety, as recommended by a committee composed of Texas Tech officials and student representatives.

"For the Texas Tech Police Department, the safety and security of the campus community is paramount," said Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath. "We are pleased to work with the president and the Student Government Association to protect the community we serve."

Officials say additional cameras will be installed in the near future.

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