International student check-in | MU Police

International student check-in | MU Police

August 31, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Hello and welcome to our video that’s about
safety and security here at MU. I’m Eric Evans and I’m the emergency management coordinator
for Mizzou. I’m Brad Wolf and I’m the crime prevention officer with the University of
Missouri Police Department. We want to take a few of your minutes just to explain the
safety and security procedures around campus so that you can stay safe while you are attending school here at MU. First we are going to provide you with some resources available
on campus.If you have an emergency on campus and you
have access to a phone or your cell phone, you can dial 9-1-1. If you do have an emergency,
the dispatcher will come on and ask you what your current location is and what kind of
emergency that you are having. And if you have issues with English, you don’t speak it very well, you need to tell them what language you are speaking “Thai!” And don’t hang up the phone. They will get
a service on the line to help interpret what you’re
trying to say back into English. These are the emergency call boxes. There are 215 of
them spread throughout the campus. You might often hear them referred to as blue lights.
The emergency call boxes, if you can’t get to your cell phone to dial 9-1-1, you can
push the red button in the middle and it goes directly to our dispatch center.“University Police.” Similar to the red call boxes that are spread throughout campus, there are also the yellow call boxes on every single level of every university parking garage. And they
work in the same manner. You push the red button for help for an emergency. The emergency
call boxes are also located at the entrance to every residential hall on campus as well. These alert beacons are located throughout many buildings across campus. They are mostly
in hallways and outside of major classrooms. These alert beacons are tied to our emergency
alert and warning system, that also includes texting to your cell phone.So, if this goes off pay attention to what it says. There’s probably an emergency condition and you need to do something to protect yourself. Tornados are one type of severe weather we have in Missouri, but there’s all types of weather we have here. The weather here at Mizzou can be pretty unpredictable. It can be really cold in the winter time,
extremely hot in the summertime and of course we can
also have storms. Some of those storms can be very violent and be dangerous, so you need
to be well aware of what’s going on with the weather. I suggest you download the KOMU
weather app from our own television station here at Mizzou. A general awareness by you when you are on campus is very important. Whether you are
just walking across campus or at another event, it’s very important that you’re aware of what’s
going on at all times. This vehicle behind me is one of our patrol
vehicles and you’ll see them frequently driving around
campus. If you see the lights or if you hear the siren, be aware of the situation. Make
sure that the vehicle isn’t responding to an emergency in your building or in a building
close to you. If you see the lights or hear the sirens behind you while you’re driving,
pull over immediately.You will be crossing a lot of streets while
attending classes here at MU. It’s very important that you do the
right thing.Take your headphones off, look both ways and
make sure there are no cars coming. While here at Mizzou we encourage people not to
leave their property unattended. If you have an electronic device such as a
tablet, smart phone, a laptop, anything like that, anything that has a serial number, you can register that at mupolice.missouri.edu. It just takes about five minutes of your time.
Just in the event that your property were to become lost or stolen, it really aids in
our ability to recover that property more quickly. So, here are the three things we
want you to do today with the information we provided you. Go and download the KOMU
weather app to give you information about current weather. Go and download the Go Mizzou
app which gives you lots of information about campus as well as safety and security information.
And finally, make sure you absolutely sign up for the emergency alerts that come out
of MU alert system. Well, that’s the end of our video. We hope
you learned some very valuable information to keep you safe at Mizzou. And if you ever need any assistance, don’t hesitate to call the University of Missouri
Police Department at 5-7-3-8-8-2-7-2-0-1.