A test Friday of the UWindsor Alert notification system helped Campus Community Police identify some issues it needs to address, says director Mike Mackinnon.
“We sent texts, phone calls, and email messages to about 2,000 users,” he says. “We know we need to engage in a public education campaign to get more of our students and employees to sign up for the alerts.”
In the event of an incident, the system enables Campus Police to send out information to all registered devices. Mackinnon calls it “an invaluable tool” in keeping people safe.
He would also like to see more use of the Safe Lancer app, which features one-touch access to police services, a map of reported crimes on- and off-campus, and access to University emergency plans and procedures.
“It’s a wonderful resource and it’s free,” says Mackinnon.
The Safe Lancer app is available for download; find details and a full list of features here.
To register for the UWindsor Alert system, enter your UWin ID and password at uwindsor.ca/alert.