In the absence of an imminent threat to the campus community, Case Western Reserve utilizes its non-emergency communications networks to notify students, faculty, staff and other constituents of safety concerns.
Case Western Reserve police and security services provide timely notice to students, faculty and staff of non-emergency, violent incidents that may present a threat to the campus community. These security alerts also seek information that may lead to the apprehension and conviction of offenders. In deciding whether to release a security alert, university police will balance the safety of students, faculty and staff along with the privacy interests of all persons involved in the incident(s).
Case Western Reserve police also notify the campus community of non-emergency, generally non-violent incidents that may indicate a pattern of criminal activity through safety advisories. Examples include thefts from buildings or vehicles.
Traffic advisories notify the campus community of road closures, maintenance or other incidents that my affect vehicular traffic to or from campus. Incidents that require traffic advisories may include bridges closed for construction, road repair due to water main breaks and renovation of streetscapes, among others.
The university’s internal, weekday email newsletter, The Daily, is the main communication vehicle through which faculty, staff and students connect with each other. The vehicle features short news stories on topics of interest to internal audiences as well as administrative notices, honors and awards listings and event information for the campus community.
A comprehensive, easy-to-use online clearinghouse featuring not only archived security alerts and safety and traffic advisories but also incident reports, prevention programming and awareness resources, the police and security services website is as an important means of communication during non-emergency situations.