Housing Security Guard Joseph Dreher was selected as our May employee of the month for his recent actions which exhibit the importance of our security guard team.
Security guards are an added level of security and protection to supplement our fully-sworn police force. Guard Dreher was patrolling near Daniels Hall, where he observed someone walking away from the Engineering Senior Design Laboratory Annex building, which is near Daniels Hall but kind of tucked away and a little bit secluded. Relying on his observations and security experience, Guard Dreher knew that something seemed amiss and decided to confront the person who was trying to leave the area. That person admitted that he had been using a blowtorch to burn the window frame, and Guard Dreher quickly called for police backup. The individual was charged with arson and criminal damage to state-supported property, and who knows what could have happened if Guard Dreher did not interrupt the incident.
This is just one example of Guard Dreher’s efforts to enhance the safety of our campus and of our community members, and we sincerely appreciate and applaud his work. Well done!