The Campus Police Department works in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, maintaining 24-hour radio access to the Kansas City Kansas Police Department.

Four emergency telephones have been strategically placed around the campus and are monitored 24 hours a day by the Campus Police Department. When activated, a bright blue strobe light illuminates the area to alert others to the possibility of an emergency. By pressing a button, the caller can be in touch with the Campus Police instantly.

Any reported crimes on campus are investigated by the Campus Police. The passage of the Campus Security and Crime Awareness Act in 1990 requires that all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid must publish crime statistics. A brochure is available in the Campus Police Office. The Act mandates that crime information be made available to the students and the media in a timely manner.

Students are reminded that the possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on campus is strictly forbidden. Other than certified police officers, no one may bring guns or other weapons on campus.

Emergency Security Phones

There are four emergency phones located on campus.

  1. At the southwest corner of the pond by the State Ave entrance
  2. At the north end of the pond by the Conference Center
  3. Outside of the Field House
  4. Between the Library and Allied Health Building
  5. On the north side of the Softball Field
  6. On the west of the Social Science & Behavior Building/Science Building.
  7. On the northwest corner of the Science Building.
Operating instructions are posted on each phone. Simply press the button, wait for response from the Campus Police, then state the location and nature of the emergency. The phones will pick up sound from within 30 feet. When activated, a bright blue strobe light flashes to help illuminate the area and to alert others of a possible emergency.  Phone Locations

Police Escorts

Campus Police are available to provide a police escort to any location on campus if requested. If for any reason a person feels threatened or does not feel safe walking to their car by themselves, they can contact Campus Police for an escort.

Fire and Alarm Procedures

Should fire or smoke be discovered, the Campus Police should be notified immediately by dialing the direct emergency phone number, 288-7636 (Ext. 7636 from internal campus phone), or by use of one of the emergency phones located through-out the campus, or by dialing "0" for the Switchboard Operator. Campus Police should be notified of:

  • Location of the fire
  • Extent of the fire

Activate the nearest fire alarm by pulling the switch on the wall-mounted unit.

If time and conditions permit, use a fire extinguisher or hose to combat the fire.

If the fire is beyond control or endangers your safety, leave the building immediately.

Responsibility of Faculty, Staff, and Students

Responsibility of Faculty, Staff, and Students

Upon hearing a fire alarm (fluctuating warble siren) all persons should evacuate the area.

Respond to the nearest exit and: During good weather, exit the building during inclement weather, remain just inside the building near the exit doorway.

Use the nearest stairwell to go from one building level to another; do not use the elevator.

The last person leaving a room should close the door behind them.

Responsibility of Campus Police

Responsibility of Campus Police

1. If notified of the location of the fire, officers should respond and: determine if the fire can be extinguished by use of a fire extinguisher or hose.

determine if the fire department should be called to respond.

ensure that all persons have been evacuated from the area.

2. If not notified of the location of the fire:
The Campus Police Secretary/Dispatcher should call the Switchboard Operator to determine from the fire alarm panel in which building the alarm was activated.

If the Switchboard Operator is not on duty, an officer should respond to make the determination.

The Campus Police Secretary/Dispatcher or an officer should call Buildings and Grounds personnel notifying them of the alarm and request assistance in locating the fire or the source of the alarm activation.

All Campus Police officers and Student Patrols should respond to the building where the alarm was activated to check for fire or smoke and to locate the fire alarm that was activated.

If a fire is discovered: determine if the fire can be extinguished using a fire extinguisher or hose. Campus Police will determine if the fire department should be contacted. After a fire is extinguished and the building is deemed safe, or if no fire is discovered:

  1. notify all persons that it is safe to reenter the building.
  2. Buildings and Grounds personnel should re-set the fire alarm.

Tornado Alarm Procedures

Located in the Campus Police Office is a weather radio alert system that provides notification from the National Weather Service of Severe weather conditions. The Campus Police also monitor the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department radio frequency. When the Campus Police become aware of a tornado warning via the weather radio, the police dispatcher, or sounding of the city's tornado alert siren, an officer will ensure that the campus tornado warning alarm is sounded. THE ALARM CONSISTS OF an audible tone and verbal direction.

When the tornado alarm is sounded, evacuation procedures should be as follows:
  • All persons in the Humanities, Social Science, Science, Math, Nursing, Flint, and Performing Arts Buildings should go to the lower level hallways.
  • All persons in the Jewell Center should go to the lower level hallways of the Science or Social Science Buildings.
  • Persons in the Library should go to the southeast corner of the lower level.
  • Persons in the Allied Health Building should go to the restrooms on the lower level.
  • Persons in the Community Education Building should go to the east side of the lower level.
  • Persons in the Child Care Center should go to the center of the building close to the inner walls.
  • Persons in the Field House should go to the dressing room areas in the lower level.
  • Persons in the Print Shop should go to the lower level restrooms of the Allied Health Building or inside the Supervisor’s office.
  • Persons in the New Service Building should go to the janitor's closet located in the interior part of the building.

In all of the above cases it is important to stay away from glassed areas. When it is determined that the threat of a tornado no longer exists, the Campus Police will sound an "all clear" signal, which will consist of three short siren blasts. At this signal all persons may leave their sheltered areas.

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