JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 5, 2012 – Jacksonville University announced today it has received $6,523 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute. Through the grant, Jacksonville University will implement a formalized training program to provide professional development relevant to campus security officers.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc. Its Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada.
“Our goal is to ensure the JU campus continues to be a safe, secure living and learning environment for students and staff,” said Gordon Bass, director of campus security. “To accomplish this, JU must have a team of well-trained security officers in place who are prepared to respond to a variety of on-campus incidents.”
Motorola Solutions Foundation supports programs “that train people how to respond to potential safety problems or recover from the loss of a first responder,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, such as Jacksonville.”
Through the Public Safety and Security Institute, the Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor, convener and supporter of issues that affect the public safety of communities worldwide, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and grow and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides grants around the world with an emphasis on programming in communities where Motorola Solutions has a significant presence. Since 2007, the foundation has provided more than $25 million in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S. and Canada.
For more about JU Campus Security, visit ju.edu/CampusSecurity.
About Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University works to prepare each of its more than 3,700 students for lifelong success in learning, achieving, leading and serving. The University serves an ethnically and geographically diverse student body, as well as adult learners in selected undergraduate and graduate programs. It was recently named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the ninth straight year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 list for regional universities in the South. With a 13 to 1 student-faculty ratio and full-time faculty percentage of 80 percent, it offers small class sizes, inviting campus grounds and engaged faculty and staff in a setting that promotes community, ambition and responsibility. JU has nearly 190 full-time faculty and offers more than 70 majors, programs and concentrations. Additionally, it offers graduate degrees in education leadership, nursing, business, mathematics, marine science, orthodontics and choreography. JU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.