Rachael Babatu is a physical security analyst for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance at Indiana University.
Her work involves developing surveillance and building access design strategies to enhance safety and security for the university. You may have met her during faculty/staff training at IUPUI involving such topics as active aggressor defense and violence de-escalation or when she conducted a physical security assessment of your office or floor, using the method called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
What Babatu likes about the job
"It's fun. You get to interact with a lot of different people who have a wealth of knowledge and different experiences."
Her security work for Physical Security and Access, which is part of PSIA, requires her to work with staff in different offices, including UITS, IUPD, University Human Resources, University Architect, and Facility Operations. She often works on project teams involved with new construction and major renovations.
Most satisfying part of her work
"Once we implement new levels of security, we help people feel safe; we get really positive feedback about addressing their needs."
Babatu has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and sociology from The Ohio State University and worked in security operations before joining IU in late 2017. If you have security concerns about your workplace, you can email Physical Security and Access at firstname.lastname@example.org