Emergency PreparednessMaricopa Emergency Management System (MEMS)

Public Safety Announcement
October 1, 2015 Special PVCC Public Safety Active Shooter Meetings In light of the shootings at Oregon's Umpqua Community College today, PVCC Public Safety is convening the campus community employees to have a dialogue and update on what to do in an active shooter situation on campus and emergency management. Conducted by PVCC Public Safety Officers? and members of the College Incident Management Team. Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: KSC1000A Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 Times: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Location: KSC 1000A   Department of Public Safety Paradise Valley Community College PVCC’s Public Safety Department is committed to enhancing the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. PVCC Public Safety police officers will, upon request, provide classroom training and awareness focused on mitigating violence on college campuses. This will include a review of scenarios and responses to potential on-campus incidents. WHO DO I CALL | WHEN?  Emergencies – Call District Response Center  480-784-0911  [Ex: crime in progress, medical emergency, weapons, threats, traffic accidents]  Dialing 911 directly will delay response!  Non-Emergencies – Call PVCC Public Safety 602-787-7900  [Ex: lost/found property, key requests, door lock/unlock, parking]  Now is also a good opportunity to draw your attention to the safety, security, and emergency measures currently in place: MEMS RAVE Alerts – PVCC participates in the Maricopa Emergency Management System (MEMS). All employees are automatically enrolled in the email alert notification system (RAVE). You are also encouraged to sign up to receive cell phone text alerts and to keep your contact information updated in HCM (formerly HRMS). You MUST enter your cell phone to receive emergency text messages.  Check your HCM self-serve website to assure the correct cell/mobile number is listed. Here's how to check and/or add your mobile phone number as the primary contact number: Log onto your self-serve web site Click on Personal Information  Click on Phone Numbers  If your mobile phone number is not listed: Click on Add Phone Number  Click on the down arrow From the drop down box, click on Mobile  In the column marked * telephone, add your mobile telephone number in the box. In the column marked Preferred, check the box to indicate your mobile telephone number is your preferred contact Click on Save to save the information. Planning –The College Incident Management Team (CIMT) has put a comprehensive set of emergency response procedures in place to deal with crisis situations. The plan is reevaluated on an annual basis with the goal of keeping PVCC as prepared and responsive as possible. The campus team and the District-wide emergency preparedness team meet on a regular basis to review best practices and implement new processes and procedures. Website – You will find pertinent and useful information on the college Public Safety website including daily crime log, emergency procedures, location of emergency phones, and the campus emergency operations plan. Threat Assessment – Early reporting and intervention is vital. Visit the campus Threat Assessment website to learn about threatening behavior, and to access the threat assessment reporting form. Union Hills Campus:  Access Control – Public Safety has the ability to lock down our buildings from the Public Safety office control center. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with thumb turn latches on the inside of the door so they can be easily locked from inside the classroom. Cameras –There are 112 CCTV cameras installed throughout campus. Direct line phones – There are 20 blue light Emergency Phone boxes on the campus that connect directly to Public Safety at the push of a button. A blue light will flash and a dispatcher will answer, ask your location and respond to your call – 24/7. Classroom intercoms – Public Safety has the capability of voice notifications throughout the entire campus including classrooms. Safe Zone –Public Safety and the Library are considered Safe Zone areas for teenagers in need (for example homeless, in crisis, feeling unsafe, runaway). Escort – On campus late? A Public Safety officer will accompany you to your car; just call 7-7900 from a campus phone or 602-787-7900. Campus Public Safety office hours:  7:30 am – 10 pm, Monday-Friday |Fall & Spring semesters Monday – Thursday | Summer semester Public Safety staff will still patrol the campus during closed hours. At times outside of these office hours, calls to our office phones are forwarded to the Central Communications Center for response as follows: o If your request is an emergency or an incident that needs a police or fire department response, the dispatcher will immediately respond by sending the required assistance to your location. o If the request is an operational need to assist with the mission of the college, such as facility access, a Public Safety aide or police officer will be dispatched when available. o Callers with non-urgent issues may be directed by the Central Communications Center to visit the PVCC Public Safety webpage for information, or will be directed to contact our office during normal business hours. Calls for service will be prioritized and responded to as soon as possible, based upon the urgency of the call and our personnel/staffing on duty Black Mountain:  Access Control – Public Safety has the ability to lock down buildings from the Public Safety office control center and from Black Mountain directly. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with thumb turn latches on the inside of the door so they can be easily locked from inside the classroom. Cameras –There are nine CCTV cameras installed throughout the site. Classroom intercoms –Black Mountain has the capability of voice notifications throughout the entire campus including classrooms. Escort – On campus late? A Public Safety officer will accompany you to your car; just call 3-2911 from a campus phone or 602-493-2911.     Watch for more upcoming tips and information from Public Safety.

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