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Timely Warnings & AlertU

UMMC PD is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Clery Act for crimes committed on campus that, in the judgement of the University, constitute an on-going threat to our UMMC community. They are issued on a case-by-case basis after consideration of all available facts, such as the nature of the crime, continued danger or risk to the campus community and the risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. These alerts may also be issued for crimes that occur off-campus, but pose a risk to UMMC students, faculty, employee, patients or visitors.

As part of UMMC's efforts to ensure the safety of students, faculty, patients, visitors, and staff, UMMC utilizes Alert U as its campus emergency notification system. The Alert U system rapidly notifies UMMC faculty, staff, and students of on-campus emergencies via text message and e-mail. All employees and students should verify their contact information in Workday, and update when necessary to receive Alert U messages. You must select "Mobile" for a cellular device under the "Primary" phone number option to receive text message alerts. Participation in this system is not mandatory, but enrollment is strongly encouraged.

Upon receiving the report of a crime that may warrant the release of a crime alert, UMMC PD may consult with neighboring law enforcement entities as well as other UMMC departments for the purpose of discussing relevant facts, the level of threat to the campus community and the content of the alert.

Emergency Management

UMMC PD follows local, state, federal and industrial guidelines to protect the healthcare community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-made disasters. UMMC PD personnel collaborate with other UMMC partners, such as the Department of Fire Safety, Physical Facilities and the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services, reviewing and training on UMMC’s emergency response plans.

Fire Alarm Procedures

In the case of a fire on UMMC property, call 911 from an on-campus telephone or to 601-984-6666 from your cell phone. Follow emergency exit signs to quickly evacuate the area and/or building. UMMC students, faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with UMMC emergency evacuation plans.

Severe Weather Alerts

All students, faculty and staff will receive notification via AlertU or their email of severe weather that may affect the campus. Additionally, county, state and federal emergency management agencies regularly conduct tests of their emergency management and alert systems.