CORPUS CHRISTI - Promoting safe schools: a national movement at the forefront of headlines this year.
Preparations are underway at Del Mar College to improve campus security.
Currently, the college does not have its own police department. However, there is a security team in place comprised of off-duty Corpus Christi Police officers and a private security company.
Lauren White, Chief of Security, said students and their comfort is the main priority.
"You can't have successful students without having safe students. We want to provide the atmosphere here on campus that not only provides them with an atmosphere of learning, but also an atmosphere that makes sure they are safe and secure while getting their education," White said.
The security department presented the Board of Regents with its latest developments Tuesday.
Most recently, they have changed the locks on classroom doors and installed additional cameras.
The security department is waiting on approval from the state, and hopes to have a fully operational Del Mar College Police Department by the 2019 spring semester.
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