UWI Dismisses Claims of ‘Stay At Your Post’ Policy

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Director of Security at the University of the West Indies, Mona,
Keith ‘Trinity’ Gardener, has sought to rubbish claims of a policy preventing campus security guards from leaving their posts to assist students in danger.

Last Thursday a student was, reportedly, the victim of an attempted robbery just metres away from a security post on the campus. It’s alleged the security guard told Guild President-Elect, Christina Williams, that his actions were restricted by the “stay at your post-policy”.

It’s also alleged the security guard on duty called in the incident but didn’t leave his post to assist the student.

Mr. Gardner says the UWI Mona campus isn’t getting value for the 400-million per annum it spends on security. He says the incident reiterates the need for the campus to consider alternative security measures.

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