Paine College to Require School IDs on Campus

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Beginning July 1, all Paine faculty staff and students will be required to wear their school identification on the college grounds at all times.

And visitors are not exempt from the new policy.

Anyone on the campus grounds, including those attending community seminars, workshops and activities at the Health, Education, Activities and Learning (HEAL) Complex, will be required to acquire a visitor’s badge to be worn during their time on the grounds.

Beefed up security at the school is one of four initiatives the private college is implementing before the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

The initiatives were announced by President George Bradley and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Helene Carter at a morning press conference today at the school’s Frank Yerby house.

Four more certified officers have been added to the Paine College Police force. The officers will work with six security personnel to have a 24-hour presence at all drive-in entrances to the campus.

And the school will continue to work with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and has the ability to communicate directly with the department via special equipment.

The sheriff’s office had a large presence at the school recently when three shootings in two days occurred on or near the campus.