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Emergency Alerts


Office of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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In the event that Campus Safety or other campus officials confirm there is an emergency or dangerous situation that may pose an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the Knox Community the Director of Campus Safety may (after consultation with Members of the Senior Staff when possible) issue an emergency alert.

This emergency notification process, which may include some or all of the systems described above in the Timely Warning section, may also include the use of personal and mobile public address devices as well as the Knox Alert system, which has the capability to issue multiple voice, text, and e-mail notifications simultaneously to land-line and cellular telephones and e-mail accounts -- unless issuing such notifications will, in the judgment of the first responders (Campus Safety, Galesburg Fire and/or Galesburg Hospital's Ambulance Service-GHAS) compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

After the initial notification, follow-up information will normally be provided on our website. During the emergency, our home page will contain information that deals with the emergency circumstance and will be updated throughout the event.

It should be noted that, unlike the Timely Warning requirements, emergency alerts are not limited to Clery reportable crimes. Any incident which may pose an immediate threat to the campus would be considered for the use of this protocol.

Knox College

Printed on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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