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ASU PD watches like a hawk

There are 335 cameras on campus There are 335 cameras on campus
ASU Police Major Cadedria Hill ASU Police Major Cadedria Hill
Lt. Marcus Guess Lt. Marcus Guess
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University continues to improve their "eyes in the sky" protection over campus. Dispatchers monitor cameras that cover most of campus 24/7.

Albany State has 335 surveillance cameras across their campus, watching for trouble day and night. Students say they are happy for that security.

Albany State University Police check video in their command center to investigate situations on their campus. Their cameras can show officers exactly what happened.

Albany State University "We take a proactive approach to alleviate crime on campus. No campus is crime free, but we definitely work toward it," said ASU Police Major Cadedria Hill.

335 cameras like this are watching. Outside and inside the halls of the buildings.

Freshman Dasia Stewart from Kennesaw said that was one of the reasons her parents approved her attending Albany State. "I've even researched it, we're like at the top of safety. I appreciate that," Stewart said.

With about 35 hundred students and staff on the campus everyday, the dispatchers work to spot problems early and take action.

"Large gatherings, that's when the command center will view it on that particular place, that location, and we can respond effectively," Lt. Marcus Guess said.

Albany State is currently growing their surveillance camera system.

Hill said "It's in the developmental process every day. Of course there are always things that need to be worked out in the system, but right now it's working effectively.

And all the students we talked to today said they like that extra security. "Yes sir, it makes me feel a lot safer," Antravious McCoy said.

There are 75 emergency phone stations on their campus, where students can call for help. Albany State is rated one of the safest campuses of the schools in the Georgia university system.

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