Crime Prevention

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Emergency Notification System

The University maintains several methods to communicate immediate emergency information throughout the campus. These systems may be used when campus authorities and/or local emergency responders confirm a significant emergency exists and determine that emergency notification is warranted.

These systems include the following:

  • RAVE is an emergency mass communication system that allows subscribers to receive emergency information and instructions via text and voice messages to their phone. To participate, students and employees must opt-in to the system by clicking on the RAVE icon on the ERNIE homepage and provide their phone number.
  • Campus sirens are externally mounted speakers with voice capability that can broadcast immediate exterior alerts and instructions to the campus. Such alerts may include severe weather, serious criminal threats, or the need to shelter within a building due to a dangerous chemical release.
  • Alertus is a communication tool that transmits the RAVE message to all PCs on the campus network. It will also interrupt PowerPoint presentations in classrooms to advise students and faculty of an emergency.
  • Email: All students and employees are issued email addresses. The campus may utilize email to send follow-up emergency information.

Active Shooter

It is the policy of this department to protect life by any legal means possible. Officers responding to an active shooter incident shall accomplish this goal by immediately using any legal means at their disposal to make contact with the active shooter and stop him. This may include containment, or use of deadly force.

The philosophy driving this policy recognizes that the active shooter must be stopped before he can destroy any more innocent lives. This shall be the duty and responsibility of the initial responding officer(s), and they shall use all legal means to accomplish it.

If there is an active shooter on campus you should:

  • Run: If safe to do so, get away from the threat. Move quickly and get as far away as you can.
  • Hide: If you cannot run from the threat, barricade yourself, preferably in a locked space. Silence phones and turn off lights. Prepare to fight.
  • Fight: If you are being attacked, or are about to be attacked, fight back with all of your energy. Attack with improvised weapons or throw objects. Keep moving.
  • Call: 911 or Campus Security at 928-777-3333 if safe to do so.

Blue Lights

Blue emergency phone stations

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus features 28 Blue Light Phones at locations around campus to allow students and visitors to quickly summon assistance. A general information button rings directly to the Campus Safety and Security non-emergency number, while a red button rings directly to the emergency line. Pressing the red emergency button sets off a blue light strobe that alerts bystanders that someone has called for emergency assistance while helping officers quickly locate the person needing assistance.

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Contact Us

Campus Safety & Security Department
Building 14

On-Campus Emergency Numbers

  • Emergency: 928-777-3333
  • Wellness Center: 928-777-6653
  • Counseling Center: 928-777-3312
  • Dean of Students: 928-777-3879