Top cop takes over Uni's security

Tuesday, 25 February 2003

The University of Adelaide today announced that retired Chief Superintendent David Eason, formerly Officer in Charge of the Northern Operations Service Coordination branch of the South Australian Police Force, has been retained as Manager of Security Services at the University.

Mr Eason, who retired in September 2001 after 42 years service, took up his appointment today.

"This appointment ties in with our very strong commitment to the safety and security of our students and staff at the University's four campuses," said Paul Duldig, the University's Executive Director, Finance and Infrastructure.

"As announced in October last year, the University is implementing new security measures resulting from a three-month review.

"While the review found that the University of Adelaide has a good track record of security, several recommendations for improvements have been made. This includes

  • Freeing up of security officers from non-essential duties so that more officers are available "on the beat"
  • Installing more security cameras and alarms on campus
  • Improving access control to all buildings
  • Working with the Adelaide City Council and South Australian Police about security issues in the grounds surrounding the University," Mr Duldig said.

Mr Duldig added the University is implementing 24-hour security for the first time at its Roseworthy campus for the protection of its staff and students in residence.

Mr Eason said he is looking forward to working with the students, staff and senior management at the University.


Contact Details

Paul Duldig
Vice-President, Services and Resources
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4840

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