These measures were taken as part of the larger security improvement projects aimed at enhancing security and safety at the JHMI campus.
As the JHMI campus is in the midst of a congested urban area, the bicycle patrols, which can cut around traffic more easily, give the team more mobility than would a vehicle patrol.
Because the staff response was so strong, with many JHMI departments participating, security decided to expand the program to parking and transportation personnel.
That's because JHMI staff discovered, after speaking with operators of similar facilities, that using them in busy parking structures was problematic.
After the system was designed, a search began for the unit that would meet JHMI's specific needs.
JHMI did not wait long to see the usefulness of the system.
In 1996, prior to the system installation, JHMI's departments of parking and transportation were placed under the authority of corporate security services, which represents a major shift in responsibilities.
After investigating various options, including armored car services, the department decided to provide its own money runs, using off-duty police officers to service JHMI facilities twice each day.
* the JHMI Online Catalog, an integrated file of book, journal and audiovisual holdings in libraries on The Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore campus;
* Gateway to BRS Colleague[TM] databases, the most popular commercial source of information for departments at JHMI;
To that end, the office was to ensure community involvement in health care, to promote and sustain existing health programs, and to build effective collaboration between the members of the JHMIs
and the community to reduce health disparities and gaps in services.