This past spring, a student at the University of Texas at Austin was found dead near the campus Alumni Center. After the death was ruled a homicide, the campus public safety department took another look at its security policies.
This report suggested a number of safety improvements, including better lighting and video surveillance systems. It also found that there was a shortage of officers regularly patrolling the campus, and called for staffing additions.Assigning more officers to a beat can be expensive, but technology can be used to help control the cost. For example, when workforce management software is used to analyze historical data, officer workloads can be planned based on realistic needs. And if overtime does become necessary, it can be assigned in ways that minimize the cost.
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