Tiger Transit drivers are members of the Student Patrol, a student organization affiliated with the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD). All members of the Student Patrol must pass a police security background check. In addition, supervisors of the Student Patrol interviews each new member. After this process is complete and references are checked, the new member begins a structured training program to prepare him or her for service.
Student patrol Officers (SPOs) carry two-way, hand-held radios to maintain contact with the CUPD dispatchers. Tiger Transit Vehicles have these radios installed as well.
We have an automated dispatch system designed to make the system efficient and more user friendly. The more our riders become familiar with the system and the differrent ways it can be used the easier the system will work for them.
Work assignments for Student Patrol are flexible and, of course, involve working late hours.
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