Langston University Police Department Awarded Campus Safety Equipment & Personal Protective Equipment

Langston University Police Department Awarded Campus Safety Equipment & Personal Protective Equipment

By Christina Gray

The Langston University Police Department (LUPD) was awarded 14 emergency belt trauma kits for each officer and two portable breath kits. The United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association awarded the campus safety equipment on May 7, 2020. The emergency belt trauma kits will be used in an active shooter scenario or in an emergency situation where an officer would assist someone who is in critical condition.

Ramario Holland, LU Chief of Police said that one of the many objectives of LUPD is the protection of life and property. These new tools further enhance the campus safety initiatives developed to recognize, prevent, and respond to active threats and violence on campus.

“Our officers have spent countless hours training for emergencies including active shooter training. We are grateful for the new equipment and the additional resources,” said Holland.

These resources paired with the campus safety app ensure the officers can respond quickly and properly treat victims efficiently. Langston University was one of the first University’s in the state to launch a safety app with technology that can accurately locate individuals who are in distress, even when they are inside a building. 

LUPD also received personal protective equipment (PPE) from Axon on May 6, 2020. The officers were awarded 50 facemasks and hand sanitizer. “First responders are the first point of contact on the front line, and with the shortage of PPE across the country, it has been vital securing equipment for members of LUPD during our current pandemic,” said Holland.

 

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