News UW Brings Back Campus Escorts
posted by May 25 at 9:12 AMon
The University of Washington is restarting their campus escort program earlier than expected.
From the PI:
The service is in response to last month’s shooting of Rebecca Griego, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend at her UW office, and the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, UW Police Chief Vicky Stormo said.
When guards are not providing escorts, they will patrol campus buildings and offer other security.
The UW had another escort service called UW Cares that was funded and run by students. But that program ended in recent years because of a lack of use. Stormo expects the new program to be more popular.
“We’re in different times now,” she said. “We’ve had some incidents. It’s certainly in the forefront of people’s minds, so I think it’s going to be utilized more than before.”