The Rogers Communications Centre (RCC) has seen a slight upgrade in security since a 70-inch television was stolen Jan. 21, but the journalism staff in the building wants more.
There have been nine reported thefts in the RCC since the school year started according to Tanya Poppleton, Ryerson security and emergency services manager. Campus security is currently investigating these thefts.
“Educating members of our community on theft prevention tips and reporting suspicious behaviour will be a focus, through safety talks along with increased patrols in the building,” said Poppleton.
Lesley Salvadori, news media technical co-ordinator, said journalism faculty will decide whether or not to take this incident to police after they receive an investigation report from campus security, which will take a few weeks. For now, alarms have been set on card access doors and will be activated if doors are kept open.
Salvadori said although campus security reviewed footage from the RCC’s security camera, she’s still unconvinced the cameras in the RCC actually work.
“I’m hoping that they work but no one has ever shown me any evidence, any footage,” Salvadori said. “They don’t share any information with us.”
The journalism faculty has asked campus security to increase its presence in the RCC, particularly during off-hours.