University of Missouri

49-86: An Act to Honorably Dissolve the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 49-86

An Act to Honorably Dissolve the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety

PURPOSE: To, having fulfilled its charge, dissolve the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety and express thanks to those involved in the process of building TigerWatch.

WHEREAS, the charge of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety, as per Senate Bill #49-33, is “the necessary research and planning to establish TigerWatch as an official Auxiliary of the Missouri Students Association, pending the required legislation to officially create it.”; AND

WHEREAS, the premise on which the program TigerWatch is to be built, as per Senate Bill #49-33, lies in the report “The Vision Of TigerWatch” offered by a former MSA Senator; AND

WHEREAS, Senate Bill #49-33 goes on to stipulate that “in accordance with Chapter II Section 2.80 of the bylaws the committee will dissolve upon the passage of legislation creating TigerWatch as an official Auxiliary or upon the close of the 49th Session in May 2010”; AND

WHEREAS, the planning and research process has found that the best strategic option is to adopt TigerWatch as a program within the Department of Student Services for its first years of service; AND

WHEREAS, TigerWatch became an official MSA program with the passage of its FY2011 budget within the FY2011 MSA Budget by the MSA Senate on April 7, 2010; AND

WHEREAS, TigerWatch will operate with the following mission statement:

Envisioned by a student as a service for the University of Missouri Family, Mizzou TigerWatch stands as a program in pursuit of a safe campus at the University of Missouri. With the motto of ‘Semper Vigila’ and in partnership with the University of Missouri Police Department, we aim to spread to students the message ‘Always Be Watchful’ and to serve the following mission:

 

  1. 1.      Establish regular nightly patrols and a walk home service on the Mizzou campus to serve as a safety resource of third party presence for pedestrians and to prevent and report crimes in progress to MUPD. 
  2. 2.      Create, in partnership with MUPD, dedicated neighborhood watch communities amongst residential communities on campus. 
  3. 3.      In partnership with MUPD, provide all MU students with the education to help prevent themselves from becoming victims of criminal activity.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the Senate does hereby honorably dissolve the Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety and commend the committee for its service and declare its charge fulfilled.

BE IT RESOLVED that the following students are both recognized and thanked by the Senate for their exemplary service in the process of planning and creating TigerWatch:

Garrett Bergquist

Claire Kates

JJ Bowles

Sagar Hemani

Ian Krause

John Henry

Tyler Ricketts

Seth Jarboe

Evan Wood

Michael Crawford

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that special thanks is given by the Senate on behalf of the students of the University of Missouri to the following individuals for their invaluable consultation and/or advice in the process of planning and creating TigerWatch:

Chief Jack Watring, University of Missouri Police Department

Officer Jennifer Perry, University of Missouri Police Department

Lt. Jim Roth, Washington University Police Department

Operator Chris Parr, Troop F Communications Operator III – Missouri State Highway Patrol

Chief Scott Bigham, State Frequency Coordinator – Missouri State Highway Patrol

Ms. Traci Blackwell, Licensing Asst. – MU Licensing and Trademarks

Ms. Keesha Jones, Human Resource Specialist III – MU Human Resource Services

Mr. Bill McIntosh, Manager Telecomm/Technical Services – MU Department of IT

Mr. Farouk Argebe, Coordinator of Student Government Services – University of Missouri

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that for their invaluable consultation and/or advice in the process of planning and creating TigerWatch, and for their support in the vision of the program, the following individuals are congratulated for their recognition by TigerWatch as members of the program’s 1st Class of Honorary Officers:

Senator Ian Krause, Missouri Students Association Senate

Chief Jack Watring, University of Missouri Police Department

Officer Jennifer Perry, University of Missouri Police Department

Lt. Jim Roth, Washington University Police Department

Operator Chris Parr, Troop F Communications Operator III – Missouri State Highway Patrol

Chief Scott Bigham, State Frequency Coordinator – Missouri State Highway Patrol

Ms. Traci Blackwell, Licensing Asst. – MU Licensing and Trademarks

Ms. Keesha Jones, Human Resource Specialist III – MU Human Resource Services

Mr. Bill McIntosh, Manager Telecomm/Technical Services – MU Department of IT

Mr. Farouk Argebe, Coordinator of Student Government Services – University of Missouri

Respectfully Submitted,

Josh Travis, Chairman Ad Hoc Cmte on Campus Safety

Claire Kates, Student Affairs Committee

Garrett Berguist, Operations Committee