On the contrary, students working for security, need a much better uniform. DU student security workers are uniformed with a navy blue polo with the Dominican logo that reads underneath: "Campus Operations." Du student security workers are also equipped with a 2-way radio. When I was doing an investigative piece a few weeks ago at Concordia University, I met their student security workers and couldn't believe they were only students! They looked like the real deal. Concordia student security workers wore uniforms that appeared to be that of a regular police officer...minus the gun.
The uniform for students working security at Concordia is a blue button-down shirt with badges on either shoulder stating they were official and trained. There was also a badge on the front right pocket and an engraved, silver name tag on the left front pocket. The two student security workers wore black uniform pants and even black uniform boots. A specialized, police officer-like belt was also part of the uniform. By this I mean, there were special tools secured in a designated area on the belt...completely legitimate to that of a RFPD's belt...again, minus the gun. The Concordia student security workers also had much more compact, modern 2-way radios that weren't close to the size (or I imagine the weight) of those radios used by DU security.
When I went to the security station/office at Concordia, I was also very impressed. Even the female student working the desk had the same uniform as the men patrolling the campus. She was also equipped with a head set that corresponded with this fancy radio system they had for their campus.
My point is this: If DU student security workers looked the part, more than they do now, the Dominican community would most likely take them more seriously. I believe that our student security looks pretty much like any other students on campus. I mean, how many students wear a polo and jeans?? A LOT. If they were suited in a legit uniform, their presence on campus would be much more effective. As a result, maybe more people, and hopefully Maryann, would feel more secure on Dominican's Campus.