Campus Police Services is encouraging members of the UWindsor community to register for its alert notification system in preparation for a test message this week.
In the event of an incident, UWindsor Alert sends information to registrants — by phone call, text, and email — providing students, staff, and faculty with an additional layer of security and protection in incident response.
“The system works best when everyone is signed up,” says Mike Mackinnon, director of Campus Community Police. “Events have demonstrated how vitally important it is for us to reach people wherever they are located.”
Noting the growing prevalence of cell phones, he urges subscribers to log in to add these devices to the registry: “It’s really the fastest way to communicate with people now.”
The UWindsor Alert system is accessible with a UWin ID and password at uwindsor.ca/alert.
Administrators will send a test message on Friday, June 21. Mackinnon says it will clearly indicate that there is not an actual emergency.