CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

UC SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 15, 2017


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:   Testing of New Gunshot Detection and Location System

On Monday, June 19 the UC San Diego Police Department will conduct a series of carefully-controlled tests for a newly installed gunshot detection and location system on the UC San Diego campus. Testing will begin at 6 p.m. at several campus locations.

What to expect during the test:

Live ammunition will be used in a safe and controlled manner to ensure the system is functioning properly. Approximately 18 gunshots will be fired at each test site. You may hear these shots depending on your location.

Appropriate safety and security measures will be used at each test site to ensure there is absolutely no danger to the public. These measures include use of bullet traps, which are designed to safely collect and store all bullets fired into them. All tests will be conducted by sworn police officers of the UC San Diego Police department.

Once we ensure the system is functioning as planned, the technology will enhance security for the UC San Diego campus, enabling a more rapid response in the event gunshots are ever fired on campus.

For more information on the detection system, visit http://police.ucsd.edu. If you have questions the day of testing, call the UC San Diego Police communications center at (858) 534-4357. For more information on the testing process, contact Captain Gregory Murphy at (858) 534-9580 or gmurphy@ucsd.edu.



Gary C. Matthews
Vice Chancellor -
Resource Management and Planning

David Rose
Chief of Police