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. 

Loyola's Director of Public Safety or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is an on-going or serious threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely Warning Notice is warranted. Timely Warning Notices are not required with respect to crimes reported to a pastoral or professional counselor. 

 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 usually distribute the Timely Warning Notices through the University’s Greyhound Alert emergency messaging system which includes text and email to the Loyola community. Timely Warning Notices shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, but withholds the names of victims as confidential.

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