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diuA UNL patrolman 's job lonely, quiet
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at Nebraska Hall 421, "
Building patrol officer Joe Kreycik calls the UNL football
stadium the "eastern front."
The stadium requires time-consuming effort to patrol, and an
officer might work the entire time without seeing another person.
"The more I patrol it, the less I like it," he said.
Kreycik is one of UNL campus security's building patrol
officers. They patrol from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Kreycik works this
shift five days a week.
The officers usually work alone, one man to each of the four
areas the UNL campus is divided into by the patrol.
The officers are assisted by a building patrol sergeant who
cruises in a security car, available to help the other officers and
make decisions if something major such as a theft is reported.
An extra officer completes the building patrol. He patrols at
large, not being restricted to any particular area.
Saturday was Kreycik's night to take the area that includes
the football stadium. Shortly after entering the stadium he called
the university operator and told her his location.
He said patrol officers report every time they enter a new
building, or about every half hour.
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"If we miss a call, the operator has another officer try to
reach us by portable radio or come look for us," he said.
He said a special relationship exists between university
operators and the patrol officers. Although the officer may never
meet the operator, he knows she is always looking out for him.
Also, the operator is one of the few people officers might talk
to during their patrols. Kreycik said about the only people he
meets are janitors and students studying after hours.
His night hours necessitate some adjustment in his home life,
he said. While he works nights, his wife works during the day. He
said she plans to quit her job, which he hopes will ease the
Working time is not the major inconvenience an officer faces,
according to Tom Keith, building patrol sergeant. He said police
officers are forced to carry their occupations with them 24 hours
"When you go to a party, you are still a police officer," Keith
said. People expect officers to answer all charges of police
brutality that come up in any part of the country, he said.
"If a policeman does something bad, the rest of the policemen
across the United States suffer for it," he added.
Being an officer has its rewards, according to Kreycik. On
building patrol, officers are of service to the university as well as
to students, he said.
While patrolling the stadium, an officer not only provides
security, but he saves the university money by shutting off
unnecessary lights and cuts fuel bills by closing windows in cold
While they are patrolling, the officers also check for fire
hazards such as a coffee pot left plugged in.
The patrol is not only responsible for checking UNL buildings,
but also is responsible for the area outside buildings, Kreycik said.
Patrolling on foot, the officers are often the first campus
security personnel to be contacted by students seeking help.
As an example, Kreycik pointed to a car parked along the
street just south of the stadium. He said it had pulled off 10th St.
with a flat tire.
When the car's driver could not get the tire off, Kreycik
notified campus security so the car would not be ticketed until
the driver could get the tire fixed.
Helping people and having the security responsibilities make
the job rewarding, Kreycik said.
He said those reasons have caused one officer of the building
patrol to ignore promotions and remain with the patrol for the
last 13 years.
Building patrol usually is given to newcomers in campus
security. From there they might go to cruiser patrols or be
promoted to building patrol sergeant, according to Kreycik.
Kreycik took a job with campus security for the experience of
police work. He is working on an assistant degree in criminal
He decided to get on-the-job training because "some things
you can't learn in a book or a classroom."
Police work teaches officers to Itfolc at people in a way -they
ordinarily would not, according to Keith. .
An officer never knows if the next person he makes contact
with may or may not be a felon or a murderer, he said. Cases such
as the murder of 2 Kansas City policeman by a pedestrian are not
reassuring, he explained.
He said the possibility of meeting a murderer among students
on campus is not great. But officers cannot always distinguish
between students and nonstudents, he said.
Officers team to be cautious in their occupation, he said, and
with caution they also learn to be scared.
The students working or studying in Avery Saturday night
required only a routine check by Kreycik for building passes or
After asking to see building passes, he advised students who
did not have passes that they were easy to obtain through
"We try not to bother the student who is studying, but it is a
part of our job to know who is in our area, should anything
happen," he said.
He said UNL is usually without many incidents, but an officer
who becomes apathetic about doing his duty is inviting something
As he patrolled Avery, he found the doors to the journalism
newsroom unlocked. The room houses the School of Journalism
stock of classroom typewriters, about 38 years old, but working
In another room, six electronic calculators are left unguarded.
A sign on the door reads: "PLEASE DO NOT LOCK THIS
DOOR CHEM. ENG. DEPT."
Kreycik looked at the equipment and the unlocked doors, and
said, "Something always could happen."
German 101, 102 help available
Students needing extra help in German 101 and 102 may
attend sessions in the German Language Lab in Burnett 306 at
the following times each week: Tues. 9:30-10:30 a.m and
1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wed. 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.;
Thurs. 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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monday, december 10, 1973
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