Many of our neighbors are aware of the incident on campus that occurred on Sept. 27, 2011 that prompted California State University, Northridge to activate its emergency protocols and notifications. The Cal State Northridge community experienced what is becoming an all-too-familiar event on university campuses. A witness alerted university police that a male outside the Oviatt Library had indicated he might have a gun. The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with making criminal threats and no one was hurt.
Unfortunately, events of this type are becoming more common and similar events are likely to happen in the future. That is why the university has emergency protocols. We understand that those who live near campus may also want to know when issues arise on campus.
The university will be launching an emergency notification service to which neighbors and friends can subscribe to receive text messages, email updates and alerts similar to Twitter feeds from campus police. We will share sign-up information inviting you to subscribe as soon as the system is set up. Similar notifications are already sent to CSUN faculty, staff, and students.
In the meantime, please remember:
Cal State Northridge’s Department of Police Services is an accredited law enforcement agency with 27 sworn police officers:
. For more information, visit http://www-admn.csun.edu/
. To report campus emergencies or crimes, call police dispatch at (818) 677-2111
Cal State Northridge uses its Facebook and Twitter accounts to disseminate emergency notifications:
. “Like” Cal State Northridge at http://www.facebook.com/
. “Like” Cal State Northridge Department of Police Services at http://www.facebook.com/
. Follow Cal State Northridge on Twitter @csunorthridge
John Mac says
We have this type of system on my campus and it is very useful. Even more useful though, is now using the social networks like Facebook and Twitter for spreading information. Two semesters ago we had a shooter on campus and I got all my updated information from facebook. Another useful thing we have are the emergency call station tower things around too.