Summary: Division of Administration and Finance
Department of Public Safety
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Name: Ginger Walker
Title: Executive Administrative Assistant
Emergency Operations Center
The Department of Public Safety has its own Emergency Operation Center. The Emergency
Management Bureau of the Department of Public Safety has been working for many months to
assemble the new Emergency Operations Center (UHEOC). The UHEOC will be ready anytime
an emergency situation occurs that impacts the campus community.
Joe S. Mendez, Emergency Management Director, was instrumental in the design of the new
UHEOC. He not only wanted to ensure that all emergency situations could be handled within this
room, but that the Virtual Patrol Room would be incorporated into the design.
"Our vision is to create a virtual UHEOC concept, where center participants can share
information, make decisions, and deploy resources without the requirements to be physically
present in the center and this is a first step in the right direction," comments Mendez.
While an Emergency Operations Center can be anywhere the emergency operations team is