UPD introduces Web site

Students looking to track items left in campus buildings now have the power of the Internet to aid their search.

Students can now e-mail the University Police Department to report their missing item using UPD’s new Web site.

The new site, launched in October, provides information to students that was formerly only available by visiting UPD headquarters, said Dolores Stafford, director of UPD.

UPD updates the site daily, giving students up-to-date access to the crime log, annual campus crime statistics, crime reporting procedures and information about UPD services, such as escort services, sexual assault services and theft prevention programs.

(With the Web site) we can provide service in a faster means, a more convenient means to students, Stafford said.

Stafford said she plans to update the site over winter break to include more useful information for students. It will have crime prevention information for students going abroad, fire safety information and campus emergency procedures for situations such as a bomb threat, Stafford said.

It is put together in an understandable way, junior Nizar Wattad said. It serves the purpose it is intended to serve.

Students can also find information about internships with UPD on the Web site.

Hard copies of crime statistics and the crime log are still available through UPD office in the Woodhull House at 2033 G St.

Students can access the Web site at gwired.gwu.edu/upd.

-Brooke Reinders

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