Chancellor Anderson asserts that despite this shooting, UALR is one of the safest campuses in the South.
My personal experience leads me to believe that's not exactly through the efforts of the on campus safety/security/police.
I've had friends call them when they were threatened outside the new arena during basketball games, and had DPS ask them to wait a few minutes in their cars in the far lot. Right.
One night I was in my office late. I called public safety around 11:00 at night for an escort to my car. I was told I would probably have to wait 45 minutes to an hour, because of the shift change. a 15 or 20 minute wait seemed reasonable. But being essentially discouraged from using a late night safety precaution because it was kind of inconvenient? Ugh.
On the other hand, while I worked there DPS was exceptionally talented at issuing parking tickets.