Spotlight on Campus Safety Hero BJ Ellis
This Tri-County Technical College security officer has saved the campus money, implemented CPTED concepts and participated in several community service projects.
In addition to saving lives, campus security officers can do much to save their organizations money. This is what happened when Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) Department of Public Safety Officer BJ Ellis went beyond the call of duty and conducted a review of timesheets from the school’s contract security officers.
She noticed discrepancies in the billing process and not only alerted her supervisors to the problem, but also developed a solution that saved TCTC thousands of dollars.
Ellis also went above and beyond the call of duty when she conducted a crime prevention assessment of the campus. Her assessment resulted in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts being applied, which affected some trends TCTC was experiencing at the time. The implementation of these concepts also generated positive feedback from the campus community.
To top it all off, Ellis also constantly works at building strong relationships with TCTC’s community, focusing on community service projects that include collecting clothing donations for charity as well as participating in the Build-a-Bike charity.
“Not only has she lead the department in exemplary service to the college, she takes things a step further at every opportunity, striving to better the safety and security of the college and the greater community,” says TCTC Director of Campus Safety Jonathan Finch.
It is for these and many other reasons that Ellis has been named one of Campus Safety’s Heroes.
Way to go Officer Ellis!