The “Faculty & Staff Spotlight” blog column aims to highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on, and profile our talented library team.
This month, we introduce Greg Luttrell, the Library’s Security Officer. Greg was hired to monitor the library and oversee security.
Pollak Library Work
In what section or unit of the Pollak Library do you work?
I’m from the University Police Department and assigned to the library.
What is your job in a nutshell so far?
My main responsibilities involve serving as a first responder for security and emergency issues in the library. This includes conducting foot patrols, answering calls from students, staff, and faculty, and acting as a liaison between the library and the police department. I also collaborate with campus Community Service Officers during 24/7 Study to ensure the library’s extended hours have security support.
What are you working on right now?
An important part of my job is raising awareness of common security issues in the library. One way I do this is by alerting students to the possibility of theft by leaving warning notices on unattended belongings in the library. Being open to the public, the library is heavily used by both the campus and surrounding community. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and if you see something, say something!
What are some of the common security calls you receive?
Noise complaints are the most common, with occasional calls to emergency services or to report theft. I also assist students who report being followed or who feel unsafe. I provide a visible security presence to deter inappropriate behavior and I make myself available to assist anyone with questions or concerns.
Prior Work Experience
Would you like to share a bit about your previous work experience?
I have been employed by the University Police Department for the last seven years, previously as a Community Service Officer. Prior to working on campus, I worked for the City of Orange Police Department.
Would you like to share a bit about your educational background?
As a fellow Titan, I received my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Fullerton. I have also been trained in CPR and First Aid.
What are your passions or interests outside of work?
I recently visited Italy, Greece, and Croatia while taking a cruise on my honeymoon. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially baseball, basketball, and hockey. Go Angels! Go Ducks!
Is there anything else you would like to share?
The University Police Department offers Safety Escorts anywhere on campus if you are concerned for your safety getting to your car or dorm. Call 657-278-2515 from your cell phone, dial extension 2515 from any campus phone, or use the Emergency Blue Phones to request a Safety Escort.
The Community Service Officers that help support the library check TitanCards after midnight during 24/7 Study, so remember to bring your campus ID during finals!
How to contact Greg:
Greg’s hours: Sunday – Wednesday, 2pm-10pm