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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19089.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19089

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Transcript Students had to wait longer for escort service and vehicle assistance since the number of Cougar Patrol members had decreased over the last decade. The Cougar Patrol program, an extension of UHPD, was established in the early 1980s with 20 to 24 members. Now there were only eight. Lt. Brad Wigtil said that despite this, the program had been a success, and more students were demanding its services. "It's a good program serving a real need, but unfortunately, at some pint, people are going to have to wait," he commented about the smaller number of patrols available. Lt. Malcome Davis said the calls for assistance were taken in the order in which they were made. This "first come, first serve" approach to handling calls could make students angry, but what they had to understand is the patrol could already have three other people waiting for help, he added. Ana Barrera, a freshman biology major, said the wait was frustrating. "I've already used the services a couple of times, but it takes too long. I waited almost an hour when my car stalled and was late for work," she said. Despite the fewer number of patrols in comparison to earlier years, Wigtil said he didn't consider it a safety problem but admitted that more patrols on campus wouldn't hurt. "I think that increased visibility reduces fear and would give people a feeling of being more secure," he said. "Fewer members means less available service. If we could set locations where the majority of the students are at a given time, we could pick up students where they would need it," said Lt. Richard Storemski, who was in charge of the communication and Records department. Storemski mentioned they would have to observe the locations and times that would be most critical and that perhaps there would need to be a trade-off between accountability and efficiency. Davis said police officers did not get called in when Cougar patrols were busy, but it was not presenting a real problem. John Ruby, a computer science senior, said he was concerned that police would end up spending time doing minor tasks like fetching gas or jump- starting cars and not be available in real emergencies. Wigtil said there were some changes taking place as far as reassigning duties under different divisions. Park- eluded patrolling the campus and dealing with lost-and-found items. Davis, in charge of Cougar Patrol personnel, explained all members were students and were paid through a work- study program in which 70 percent of their salary comes from the federal government. Wigtil, responsible for training the pa- trollers, said the work- ... Concerned that police would end up spending time doing minor tasks like fetching gas or jump-starting cars and not be available for real emergencies. ing and Transportation personnel could be assigned other duties, freeing police officers and Cougar patrols for other types of services, he added. Wigtil stressed nothing concrete had been decided at the present time, but changes were to be expected by Oct. 1. Cougar Patrol duties were separated into two divisions. These in- study programs allowed for more coverage time. Three work-study patrol- lers could take the place of one non-work-study patroller, he said. Wigtil explained that each patrol member received a minimum of 20 hours of training and were reviewed to see if they needed more. -Marissa Garcia This 'first come, first serve" approach to handling calls could make students angry, but what they had to understand was the patrol could already have three other people waiting for help. COUGAR PATROL Features •••333