Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Timely Warning Procedures

Loyola University will issue a Timely Warning Notice if deemed necessary due to an ongoing or serious threat posed against the Loyola community.  Timely Warning Notices are typically issued for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) crime classifications: arson, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery, and sexual assault. Incidents which are reported three (3) days after the event took place are not considered timely.  Each reported incident will be assessed on a case by case basis for timely warning and other notification options. 

Timely Warning Notices will typically be sent if there is a discernible pattern of crime. Loyola’s Director of Public Safety or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is an on-going threat to the community and if the distribution of a Timely Warning Notice is warranted.

Timely Warning Notices are typically written and reviewed by the Director of Public Safety, the Associate Vice President for External Affairs or their designee. The Director of Public Safety, Assistant Director of Public Safety, or Assistant Director of Support Operations usually distribute the Timely Warning Notices, through the University’s Greyhound Alert emergency messaging system which includes text and email to the Loyola community as well as desktop computers and digital signage. Timely Warning Notices shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, but withholds the names of victims as confidential, and that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

Loyola Emergency Notification Systems

System to use

Primary Message Creator

Authority for approving & sending messages

Primary Message Sender

Greyhound Alert Emergency Text/Email/Desktop Messaging System

AVPEA, DDPS, ADPS

AVPEA, DDPS, ADPS

DDPS, ADPS, ADSO

Siren/Public Address System

ADSO

AVPEA, DDPS

ADSO, Dispatchers

Incident Alert (Timely Warning)

AVPEA, DDPS, ADPS

AVPEA, DDPS, ADPS

DDPS, ADPS

AVPEA: Associate Vice President for External Affairs
DDPS: Director of Public Safety

ADSO: Associate Director of Support Operations and Clery Compliance
ADPS: Associate Director of Public Safety

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