|Florida A&M University’s Assistant Chief of Police John Earst, Assistant Chief of Police James Lockley, Chief of Police Calvin Ross were commended by Attorney General Bill McCollum for FAMU’s successful implantation of its student alert system.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum is encouraging universities throughout Florida to have a student alert systems after recognizing how effective Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) e2Campus alert system was in notifying FAMU’s campus of shots being fired during an incident last Friday.
Attorney General Bill McCollum today met with Florida A&M University Chief of Police Calvin Ross to commend the chief for the university’s successful implementation of the student alert system. The system was used last week to alert students about a shooting incident on campus. The initial alerts and follow-up messages were executed without any complications and protected students from any additional danger. Following his meeting with the Chief of Police, the Attorney General issued the following statement:
“I commend FAMU President Ammons and Chief Ross for the successful implantation of the student alert system. As we saw just last week, the system was quickly and efficiently activated and countless students were warned of the potential threat to their safety.”
“FAMU’s commitment to the safety of its students is exemplary, and the campus police deserve recognition for gaining control of the situation before anyone was injured. I encourage all our universities, both state and private, to implement and promote these student alert systems so that each and every student on our campuses can benefit from a system like FAMU’s.”
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