UMSL has implemented a safety app to enhance campus security.
With the UChicago Safe app, users can directly call the University of Chicago Police Department and Chicago Police Department, as well as report crimes and talk to UC safety and security dispatch.
The emergency communications system is called RECESS, or Radio Emergency Communication in Every Sarpy School, and provides a new way for schools to report emergencies.
Educators are challenged with not only educating children but also guiding them safely into successful adulthood.
Teachers can use CrisisGo to communicate alerts simultaneously to other teachers on campus as well as staff members, local law enforcement and first responders, according to AISD Safety and Security Coordinator Dan Cottner.
A major function of the app will send students, parents, and staff push notifications during emergencies.
Schools are mining student's social media posts for signs of trouble.
Emergency communication solutions like blue light phone towers and call boxes have been commonly used tools at universities and colleges for decades.
Although some college campuses have long benefited from mass notification systems, the current evolving threat environment facing our education systems indicate just how crucial it is for all schools to have the technologies and communications infrastructure to inform and protect students, families, faculty and staff.