The Southeast Missouri State University Police Department utilizes a state-of-the-art closed circuit color camera system to enhance the safety of the entire university community. Cameras are located at multiple sites around campus at strategic, public locations. Both fixed and pan/tilt/zoom cameras are used to provide as much coverage as possible. The camera system supplements the Department's vehicle and foot patrols of public areas. The cameras allow multiple indoor and outdoor locations to be viewed and recorded simultaneously. They also assist in the detection and identification of problems or incidents and allow the Dispatcher to coordinate efforts with Police units responding to a problem area. All cameras are recorded twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This recording capability allows the Department to review tapes after the fact to detect and identify problems or crimes on campus. Thereby, appropriate action can be taken, if needed. The camera system is an important tool used by the department to help increase the safety of all members of the university community and their property.