University of Arizona's Police Department is taking steps to make campus safer for students.
For the first time, UAPD released photos Tuesday of people who are banned from a specific area on campus to the entire university.
Nearly 40 people are on the list. The website shows the name of the person, what area on campus they are banned from and how long they are banned.
The department decided to post the information online because of popularity with social media on campus.
"I hope this opens it up so we can have a better communication with the students and faculty and staff on campus too because really even though we do have officers out 24 hours a day this provides us more eyes and ears that can say wait a minute I remember seeing that person," said Sergeant Cindy Spasoff with UAPD. "We are hoping for more help and more people to call if they see something suspicious."
Some students say they are happy to have this extra resource.
"I think the intention of trying to bring notice and let people know who should and should not be here is also hard because it is a public university and so there is no gate like people can just walk in but I think it is important to know the people to look after," said Mara Serbera, a U of A student.
UAPD says the people who make the list either violated a campus policy or conducted criminal activity on campus and a person can be banned anywhere from six months to a year.
Here's a press release that describes the list:
The University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) now lists all individuals that have been excluded from The University of Arizona property. The University of Arizona adopted the exclusionary order policy on June 15, 2006 to temporarily restrict people who have committed crimes or engaged in disruptive actions from specific areas or the entire campus.
Illegal or disruptive behavior are actions by an individual that threaten or cause offenses against persons or property, disruption of University processes or programs, violation of a previous order given by a University official or falsification or misrepresentation of self or other information to a University office or official.
Exclusionary orders are issued for a minimum time of six months and may be extended up to a year. They can be requested by the university president, a dean, director, department head, or any other official designated as the person in charge of a specific area/building, facility, activity, or event. The order will be initiated by a UAPD officer upon request from any of the individuals listed above, or upon witnessing illegal or disruptive behavior, or to maintain campus security.
The purpose of posting the names and photos of the individuals is to aid the UA community in knowing who is currently excluded, and from what areas of the UA campus. If a member of the community sees an individual with an active exclusionary order, please report it UAPD at (520) 621-8273.
For the full list, click here.