Lucas Masin-Moyer | December 22, 2016
One of Student Government’s early initiatives this year was to help phase out Notre Dame Security Police’s (NDSP) old evening transport system, Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (O’SNAP) and replace it with a new service that brought the focus back to safety instead of just giving rides to students.
“No one really knew what O’SNAP stood for,” NDSP captain Tracy Skibins said. “[So] Student Government and I got together over the summer and we tried to figure out a way to bring the safety piece back to it.”
Student Body President Corey Robinson said students’ failure to use the program for its intended purpose also contributed to the desire for change.
Robinson said Student Government and NDSP wanted to “make sure this project towards those who it’s intended to help — individuals who feel unsafe heading back to their dorms and not necessarily a party shuttle.”
Student Body Vice President Becca Blais also said the golf carts, which had been central to O’SNAP, weren’t working as well as hoped.
“It was a big failure,” Blais said. “None of them worked in the snow gear and they didn’t charge and it was a mess.”
The result of Skibins and Student Government’s work to improve safety transport was SafeBouND.