Northeastern Junior College will, without delay, taking into account the safety of the campus community, determine the content of the notification, and issue an Emergency Notification to the campus community, upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. Warnings may only be withheld if, in the professional judgement of responsible authorities, such notification would compromise the efforts to assist a victim, or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
Northeastern will issue such Emergency Notifications via the ENS (Emergency Notification System) utilized by the Colorado Community College System. All contacts are automatically entered into this ENS database upon affiliation with Northeastern. Such notifications are sent to the phone number and email that is associated with the contact. You may edit this by logging into your account and choose options such as phone numbers, email accounts, and if you wish to receive a text message. These notifications will be sent to the entire Campus Community. Please download the publicly available NJC Alert App as well, which offers several Safety & Security resources. Push Notification updates will be sent as time allows to update the status of the situation.
Upon notification of an incident, the Coordinator of Campus Safety & Security, will in concert with other members of the Emergency Management Operations Group and, if possible, our local partners in Emergency Services, assess the situation and decide on the best course of action and how to disseminate the proper messaging which will be sent via the Emergency Notification System. In the event of an immediate Life Safety threat, an Emergency Notification will be sent giving directions to either Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate or Shelter (in Place).
Northeastern has adopted this Standard Response Protocol, which indicate the following steps to take:
Lockdown: Lock doors, turn out lights, move out of sight, maintain silence, prepare to evade or defend
Lockout: Stay inside, continue business as usual but increase Situational Awareness
Evacuate: Bring your phone, leave other stuff behind, follow instructions
Shelter in Place: Follow instructions depending on the incident
Timely Warnings are issued via the Emergency Notification System, for crimes to persons or property including arson, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery and sex offenses. Timely Warnings also may be issued for other crimes or safety concerns as deemed necessary. Upon receipt of all relevant information, such warnings will, as circumstances warrant, be issued in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. The intent of a warning regarding a criminal incident(s) is to enable people to protect themselves.