Texas A&M University-Kingsville

University Police Department

Campus Emergency Notification

In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situations involving the immediate threat to the health or safety of persons on the campus, the university will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, send mass emergency notification messages to provide information which will give specific directions to the community to help to ensure a safe campus environment.   The university uses two methods to send mass messages when time is of the essence: 

First, Tier I communicate devices are outdoor speaker systems and indoor message boards that are activated and broadcast direct demands and ways to take necessary precautions.  These messages boards are placed strategically throughout campus buildings and the outdoor speaker system is placed so that it can be heard throughout the main campus.

Next, Tier II communications are sent through SMS text messages, emails, telephone calls (home, cell, and office) of registered users.  Students, faculty, and staff may sign up through Blue and Gold or on JNET to receive these emergency messages and may provide phone numbers and email addresses for spouses or parents so they may receive them, too, if desired.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville will use the system only to provide official notification of critical emergencies (i.e., situations that pose an imminent threat to the community). When the imminent threat no longer exists the university will send out a follow up notification or an all clear message.

It is the policy of Texas A&M University-Kingsville to notify the campus community, via the Tier I and Tier II Emergency Notification System, upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. The University Police Department may receive such information from entities including, but not limited to: law enforcement, fire department, National Weather Service, Office of Risk Management or personnel from Environmental Health and Safety.