ERP: Notification and Alerts

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EMERGENCY CALL LIST

In Case of Emergency: Dial 911

Contact Info

MCC Police Department
Campus Phone: 1200
Other Phone: 816.604.1200

City Police Department: 911

Fire Department: 911

Ambulance: 911

Environmental Health & Safety
SDS for Emergencies contact
604.1124 or 604.1370

HAZMAT Response: 800.229.5252

 

Timely Warning Alert

MCC's Timely Warning Alert provides for notification to the MCC Community in the event that a crime, as defined under the Clery Act guidelines, has been reported to campus police or local law enforcement agencies, and which has occurred and which may continue to represent, in the opinion of the chief of police and/or the chancellor, a serious or continuing threat to the safety and well-being of the MCC Community, either on campus or off campus. In such event, a Timely Warning Alert will be disseminated to the MCC Community.

The Clery Act defines crimes that may warrant the issuance of a Timely Warning Alert as the following: criminal homicide, sex offenses, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, hate crimes, persons with weapons with intent to use, threats of violent crimes, and situations where the suspect is not known.

The chancellor and the chief of police, or their designee, will direct the preparation and issuance of a Timely Warning Alert which will be disseminated to the MCC Community via various communication methods which may include text messages, email messages, computer messages, voicemail, posts to the MCC website in multiple areas (MCC Newsroom, MCC Students Online, MCC Insider, Blackboard, and myMCCKC portal), MCC’s Facebook pages (campus, location, or departmental), flyers, public address systems and/or other methods as may be deemed appropriate. In an extreme emergency, the issuance of a Timely Warning Alert may be implemented at the sole direction of the chief of police.

If there is a potential that the crime or other incident may have an effect on the community outside MCC, the chief of police, chancellor, associate vice chancellor of college and community relations and/or campus president will determine if it is necessary and appropriate to disseminate the Timely Warning Alert to the community outside MCC, determine the content of such Timely Warning Alert, determine the communication dissemination methods to be utilized, and cause the issuance of the Timely Warning Alert without delay. The Timely Warning Alert will be disseminated to the community outside MCC via various communication methods which may include press releases, radio alerts, television alerts, sirens/public address systems and/or other methods as may be deemed appropriate.  

After the initial Timely Warning Alert, the associate vice chancellor of college and community relations or his designee, after consultation with the chief of police, the chancellor and/or campus president, will initiate a communication chain of command, which will include the appointment of: 1) a communications spokesperson; 2) an individual responsible for issuing the Emergency Alert update messages, if necessary; and 3) a media communications spokesperson. Timely Warning Alert updates, if necessary, will be issued in twenty (20) minute intervals until the situation is resolved.  

In the event local police authorities issue a news release or other alert about an off-campus crime that represents a potential threat to the safety of the MCC Community in the opinion of the chief of police and the chancellor, a Timely Warning Alert will be issued as described above.

As noted above, MCC will issue Timely Warning Alerts via text to those employees and students who are registered with the MCC Notify Me text messaging system. The Timely Warning Alert will be sent directly to the mobile phones of those employees and students who have registered with MCC Notify Me. Non-registered employees and students are encouraged to sign up for this service, and sign up information is located at http://mcckc.edu/alert.

Anyone with information warranting a Timely Warning Alert should immediately report the circumstances to the MCC police department at (816) 604.1200.

Last Modified: 12/6/12