Timely Warnings/Crime Alerts
Keeping our Community Informed
A Timely Warning will be issued to the community when incidents of criminal activity, specifically the crimes reported on our statistics page of our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, occur on campus or within the immediate proximity of campus and are a continuing threat. The intent of a warning regarding criminal incidents is to enable people to protect themselves and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes. A timely warning will be sent as soon as pertinent information is available.
Timely Warnings differ from Emergency Notifications. Timely Warnings are sent to inform our community of less than imminent threats or instances of re-occurring crime trends. Timely Warnings are sent by means of the same modes of communication, with the exception of SMS text messages. Text messages are reserved for instances when an imminent threat is perceived.
Information that will initiate a Timely Warning may originate from Public Safety Reports, from local Law Enforcement Agencies or the Putnam County 911 Center.