College Public Safety recently purchased a new vehicle and received iPhone upgrades.
The operating budget allowed it to purchase a Toyota RAV 4 to replace its current vehicle. CPS decided to replace the vehicle because of the high costs that were attached to maintaining it.
“The former [CPS] truck was reaching the end of its service life and was becoming increasingly unreliable,” said Rebecca Wale, director of College Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety.
CPS partnered with Facilities Services to share the previous vehicle. Facilities can use it on a daily basis, but CPS can still borrow it if needed.
“[It] has more interior space, and is easier to park safely on campus,” Wale said. “[The new car] is also safer for passengers with airbags and safety features, such as anti-lock brakes.”
Inside are seat covers and mats that help make it a comfortable ride. There are also emergency supplies in the car.
In addition, the vehicle is 64 percent more fuel-efficient and contributes to Linfield’s sustainability commitment. The officers sometimes drive up to 70 miles per day when they perform their daily tasks.
“A reliable vehicle is important to make sure that CPS is responding to emergencies,” Wale said. “It is important the officers can respond quickly and safely.”
CPS also received new iPhones with its phone upgrade, which allows officers to receive emails while on duty and have connection to the main office.
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