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Campus Safety

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

In the event of confirmation by police officials that a significant emergency on campus is occurring, University Police Department staff will initiate a PAWS alert using pre-determined scripts.  This alert will go to all A&M-Commerce students and employees who have signed up for PAWS.  After the initial PAWS alert has been sent, all further communications to the public will come through the university’s public information officer.   All available resources will be used including among others, web page postings, KETR broadcasts and e-mail notifications.

The University Police Department will test the PAWS system annually.  Often, these tests will come in conjunction with exercises designed to continue training of emergency response officials.  Prior notification will be given via PAWS, local media outlets, and email.