Emergency Communications Protocol

Danforth Campus


In the event of a campus emergency, there are four types of alerts that may be sent to the university community.

Emergency Notifications 
Provide notice of currently occurring significant emergencies or dangerous situations that present an imminent threat to the health or safety of students and employees on campus and that may require your immediate action.

Examples: Armed intruder on campus, approaching tornado


Crime Alerts 
Provide warnings of certain criminal activity that is believed to present a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

Examples: Rash of burglaries on the South 40, Robbery at underpass

Security Memos 
Inform members of the community or specific groups within the community of certain criminal activity that has occurred and is brought to the attention of WUPD but does not present a serious or continuing threat, so individuals can take extra precaution more generally. 

Example: Robbery on the Greenway Path or in Delmar Loop area

Informational Bulletins 
Notify members of the community or specific groups within the community of less serious crimes or provide additional information with respect to incidents that may be of interest to them.

Example: A rash of bicycle or electronics thefts, or a series of car break-ins in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood 

Updated April 2016 by WUPD