University of California, San Diego


February 12, 2007

ALL STAFF AT UCSD Medical Center

SUBJECT:    Installation of Security Gates at Bachman Parking Structure

To address recent vehicle thefts and break-ins in the Bachman parking structure, Transportation & Parking Services (T&PS) is taking measures to improve parking facility safety and security, including increasing patrols, improving lighting, and installing security gates. New lights are being installed in the Bachman structure and we hope to have security gates installed and fully operational within the next month.

The security gates are designed to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the structure, thereby reducing opportunities for theft. UCSD Medical Center employees will be issued a proximity device - a chip for the ID badge - that will open gates for approaching vehicles. Once the gates are operational, a proximity device will be required to access the Bachman parking structure.

Employees may complete the necessary form to obtain their free parking structure access devices in one of three ways:

1. Visit the Parking Office located on the second level of the Bachman structure, between 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

2. Visit the table in the Medical Center, Hillcrest cafeteria from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on February 13-14, 2007.

3. Print and return this completed form to the Parking Office in person, fax it to (858) 543-3358, or send it via campus mail to MC 8205. http://yamhill.ucsd.edu/TPS/Forms/SGPDR_Form.pdf

Please note: The initial proximity device is free. However, a $10 fee will be charged for replacement devices.

Employees who have completed forms may pick up their access ID chips at the T&PS gazebo which we will set up next to the Gildred Facility on Dickinson Street on February 28 and March 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After these dates, employees may pick up proximity chips at the Bachman Parking Office.

You can help us make the UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest parking facilities safer. If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to Security Services at X33762. Also, be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables visible inside your vehicle.

If you have any questions or suggestions for improving safety and security, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sam Corbett
Assistant Director
Transportation & Parking Services