Safety is one of the five values of the DEI office. I was told that despite communication regarding the importance of wearing badges, employees perceive they are exempt and give some of our officer’s problems when asked to wear their badges or have them visible. We cannot have certain freedoms without the responsibility that comes with them. There is a reason public safety communicates the importance of wearing and displaying an ID.
We must lead by example and demonstrate to our students that we adhere to policies and procedures to protect our physical safety. When an officer asks you to wear your badge, apologize and comply with the request. Signage is all over the campus, reminding us to wear them, so a gentle reminder should not offend or agitate you. Let’s show a little grace and humility and allow the safety officers to do their jobs.
Do your part to keep PTC safe. Wear your badge!