Welfare and Security Committee


April 14, 2008

Research Administration Building Boardroom 3:00PM


WSC Members Present:  Jilda Garton, David Millard, Robert Pikowsky


Absent:  Bob Pikowsky, Erika Via, Michael Schaepe, Matt Noury, Wayne Whiteman, and Mark Demyanek.


Special invited guest:  Chief Theresa Crocker and Officer Grant Hawkins


Chief Crocker and Officer Grant Hawkins (crime prevention specialist and spokes person) spoke about the increase in motor vehicle related theft (see Part 1 summary attachment), which is the number one crime on GT campus.  They also provided handouts on recent robberies, larcenies, thefts involving computers, and GTPD zone stats.


WSC asked what can be done to support the GTPD with increased crime on campus.  They suggested locking doors; securing computers and electronics; placing articles in the truck of cars and out of site;  re-key buildings; upgrade security cameras.


New Business


David Millard volunteered to become the WSC member to attend the Emergency Preparedness and Safety Committee meetings.  Here are some topics that were discussed at the April 1, 2008 meeting.

-          Weather alert – effectiveness

-          Siren system – effectiveness

-          Mock bombing exercise – bomb training and the suspicious package drill also took place as part as the preparedness exercise.

-          What to do when there’s a tornado became the big topic of discussion. (Policy, procedures, escape route).

-          During the month of May an active shooter exercise will take place, which will display bomb, fire and shooter drills.



Old Business


The installations of classroom locks are being worked on; with new policies and procedures.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 p.m.  The next meeting of WSC is scheduled for May 12, 2008 in the GTRC Board Room at RAB.