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Crisis On Campus: Shots Fired--campus security video

oldmom4896oldmom4896 Registered User Posts: 4,061 Senior Member
This video was prepared by the campus security department at SUNY New Paltz.
Published on Aug 20, 2013
The tragic event that occurred at Virginia Tech has reinforced our commitment to the safety of our college community. In a proactive approach to all crisis situations, SUNY New Paltz has in place a comprehensive emergency response plan. When this plan is activated, an emergency response team coordinates action from specific departments to immediately handle the situation. The team also initiates a crisis communication and notification plan.

Campus Police are certified New York State police officers and consistently trained for crisis situations, similar to the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. This includes how to secure the campus, immediately protect potential victims, and evacuate an area or building if necessary. Along with the college's emergency response plan, campus police work cooperatively with all area law enforcement and emergency response agencies in responding immediately as outlined in the countywide emergency response plan.


Replies to: Crisis On Campus: Shots Fired--campus security video

  • WhataProcessWhataProcess Registered User Posts: 580 Member
    The best thing in any emergency situation is having thought (or better yet, practiced) ahead of time what to do/how to respond.
    This is a scary topic, but giving students proven ideas/options should they ever find themselves in a similar situation could be the difference between life and death. Its unfortunate that such a topic needs to be considered, but I think they've done a good job given the seriousness of events across our country.
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