Nightly Campus Patrols
SASP members patrol the Ithaca College campus in pairs between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. They check all exterior doors of residential halls to make sure the doors are secured. Members act as eyes and ears for the patrol staff. They also respond to various calls to assist public safety officers.
A great benefit to having SASP perform such nightly patrols is the members' visibility. Their presence helps make the campus safer, increasing the sense of security and well-being throughout the campus.
Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., SASP walking patrols conduct on-campus escorts for the campus community. Anyone desiring an escort can call the Office of Public Safety at 274-3333 or contact a dispatcher on a blue-light phone. During SASP patrol hours, members will assist. During all other hours, a public safety officer will assist.
Vehicle Jump Starts
In response to the problem of dead batteries in automobiles, the Office of Public Safety implemented the vehicle jump-start program. By simply calling our dispatchers at 274-3333 or via a blue-light phone, anyone on campus can have their car jump-started, at no charge, from a specially equipped patrol vehicle or from one of the department-owned jump packs. SASP members have been trained to perform this duty, as have public safety officers and members of Ithaca College Parking and Traffic Services.
Various organizations on campus, such as the Bureau of Concerts and the athletic department, contract SASP members to be present at campus events. Duties at such events include crowd control, traffic details, and security. SASP is highly visible during such events, thus providing an increased sense of safety.