A message from University Police Chief Joseph Dooley:
As we begin the fall 2019 semester, I would like to share some very important information regarding safety and emergency management. In this e-mail, I have included links that provide information on responses to a variety of emergency situations.
I also want to call attention to and continue to promote the Southern LiveSafe Safety app. The LiveSafe app provides students, faculty and staff a direct connection to the Southern Police Department, campus resource information and a safe walk option to name a few features. If you haven’t downloaded the app already, please take a moment to do so.
A link to an updated video “Active Aggressor/Hostile Intruder,” which explains the RUN, HIDE, FIGHT protocol is also included in this e-mail. It is very important to take a few minutes to watch this new video and review the one-page RUN, HIDE, FIGHT information sheet.
RUN, HIDE, FIGHT Video and Information Sheet: https://inside.southernct.edu/emergency-preparedness/weapons-on-campus-hostile-threats
For more information on Southern LiveSafe and to download the mobile app for free, visit: http://www.southernct.edu/student-life/safety/livesafe.html
Please ensure that your Southern Alert profile is updated as we will be testing this mass notification system and the Siren/ Public Address system in the coming week: https://inside.southernct.edu/southernalert
Please note that only University Police Officers and other Authorized Law Enforcement have the authority to possess guns or other weapons on campus. As noted in the Faculty/Staff and Student Handbooks, University policy prohibits employees and students or their guests from possessing or storing a firearm on campus. Please see http://www.southernct.edu/faculty-staff/hr/Firearm-Policy.pdf
In addition, under Connecticut General Statutes, firearms, explosives, flammable substances and other weapons of any kind are not allowed on University property. This includes, but is not limited to rifles, shotguns, pistols, BB guns, pellet guns, paint ball guns, bows and arrows, stun guns, knives, and martial arts weapons
As always, the members of the Southern Police Department look forward to working with you to ensure another safe start to the academic year. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the department if you have any questions or concerns.
Chief Joseph M. Dooley
Southern Connecticut State University Police