Campus Security changes its name to Department of Public Safety

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sarah Rice, (808) 956-5886
Community Programs Manager, Department of Public Safety
Posted: Sep 10, 2014

The UHM Department of Public Safety's new patch.
The UHM Department of Public Safety's new patch.

The UH Mānoa Campus Security & Emergency Management department announces a name change to the Department of Public Safety to more accurately reflect the comprehensive and holistic nature of the services it provides.

In addition to the core security and emergency management functions described in its former name, the newly named department is charged with broader “public safety” functions including the extensive investigating, documenting and reporting requirements of various federal laws, including the Jeanne Clery Act, Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act. The department also provides active educational outreach presentations on crime awareness and prevention, which will be further enhanced through its recently launched Community-Oriented Policing program.

The name change also accurately reflects the true integration of principles and programs associated with traditional security, law enforcement and emergency management functions. In short, “campus security” and “emergency management” are not two distinct arms of one department, but rather an integrated approach to public safety service delivery.

In the coming weeks, the UHM Department of Public Safety plans to replace all vehicle graphics, websites and branded materials to reflect its new name. In addition, officers will be issued new and updated uniforms. The UHM Department of Public Safety will share more information about these changes in the near future.

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