The University of Memphis is improving safety by installing more Code Blue phones around campus.
Bruce Harber, director of public safety and Police Services, said that the university has continued to add phones to decrease crime on campus and to ensure that students feel safe while commuting to and from school.
“When I came here from the Memphis Police Department, I thought if we had great crime numbers that are low, everything would be great, but that’s only half the battle,” Harber said. “The other part is making sure people feel safe, so the phones help with that.”
Harber added that there are currently 42 phones spread out across campus, but the school will continue to add them each year, as long as proper funding is provided.
“They are expensive. They run around $10,000 to $15,000 a piece,” he said.