The Campus Security Notice is designed to give students, faculty, and staff timely notiﬁcation of a crime that constitutes a danger to the university community. Such information is a valuable tool in heightening safety awareness and obtaining information, which may lead to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. The university issues a Security Notice when a crime is reported to the University of Cincinnati Police or the City of Cincinnati Police and it is determined that such offense represents a threat to the safety of the university community. Every attempt is made to distribute the alert within 48 hours of the time the incident is reported; however, the release of the safety notice is subject to the availability of facts concerning the incident.
An alert is distributed by e-mail and can be found by checking “Security Notices” at www.uc.edu/publicsafety/police. In certain circumstances, a “Be on the Lookout” notice also is posted around the campus area.
In cases of immediate, ongoing emergencies, the University of Cincinnati utilizes an Emergency Alert System to notify the community. The first phase of such alerts is a message sent via the voice-capable fire alarm system. Emergency messages can be sent to individual buildings or all campus buildings at once. Secondary notices are then sent via emails and text messages. The homepage for the University website and Blackboard are also changed to indicate the emergency.