We would like to inform our students, faculty, staff, and community of a live exercise to be held as part of continued emergency operations training on the UNCP campus Tuesday, December 12. There will be a significant public safety presence during the exercise.
The event, lasting several hours, will be a full-scale exercise involving local and county authorities. In May, university officials, along with local emergency responders and public safety personnel, conducted the first part of the exercise, involving a simulated active shooter threat.
In order to avoid any confusion, the public is being notified ahead of time. UNCP Police and Public Safety (Campus Police), Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, Pembroke Police Department, Town of Pembroke Fire Department, Pembroke Rural Fire Department, Robeson County Emergency Management, Southeastern Health and regional emergency rescue teams have planned for and are conducting this exercise to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response to the university, as well as to enhance the health and safety of our campus community.
Some roadways through campus may be inaccessible during the exercise. Test messages will likely be posted/broadcast to social media, websites, and via our emergency alert system. In addition, anyone on campus during the event may hear or see emergency notifications.
Designed to ensure our campus’ preparedness in an unforeseen event, this exercise is the culmination of focused preparation efforts spanning more than a year. In the unlikely event of a situation on our campus, we want to ensure our response is effective and timely. Conducting and planning for this exercise allows us to assess our emergency preparedness and review the coordination and rapid response of all parties. Special thanks to local public safety officials and community partners for participating in this training opportunity.
Your continued safety on campus is important. If you have questions or concerns during the exercise, please call Campus Police at 910.521.6235.