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FGCU hires consultant for campus surveillance cameras

Posted at 7:31 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 22:38:33-04

Florida Gulf Coast University has hired a consultant to look into adding more surveillance cameras on campus. 

"Depending on what is ultimately decided as the scope of how many cameras, and where...it's easily going to be in the 6 figures," FGCU Police Chief Steven Moore told Fox 4. 

Moore said that faculty members, including deans, have emailed campus police with requests for more security cameras after crimes on campus.

One recent incident happened in early August in a stairwell at Siedler Hall. A young woman told police she was attacked by a male in a red T-shirt and black jeans. She was able to get away, and police are still seeking a suspect. 

Freshman Karley Reyes said she thinks more surveillance cameras on campus would give her a better sense of security.

"Especially in some of the areas where it's not as open," she said. "I think it's a really good idea to have a few security cameras here and there."

Moore hopes to get the consultant's report by the end of the fall semester. After that, he will talk to FGCU administrators about funding needed for any changes.