Security and Safety Alerts
To the Pratt Community,
Recent mass shooting around the country including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has elevated fear and concern for all people. Pratt shares these concerns and constantly works toward preparing for and/or preventing such tragic incidents. Pratt is an open campus which can make preventing violence more of a challenge. To that end, Pratt's Department of Safety and Security is made up of dedicated security professionals who constantly train to be alert for suspicious activity that could possibly indicate that someone is planning some type of violence against the campus. The Department of Safety and Security also examines each case of violence that occurs around the country to remain up-to-date with methods and modalities used to better assist Pratt in prevention. Furthermore, Pratt enjoys a close working relationship with the NYPD and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in which information, training, and support are shared for all types of incidents.
To learn how to respond to an active shooter situation please click on to the Emergency Response Quick Reference Guide and scroll down to Active Shooter Response Information and click on either or both of the links included. One link consist of a booklet provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the other link is a YouTube video, titled RUN, HIDE, or FIGHT and is a Department of Homeland Security grant funded project of the Regional Catastrophic Planning Initiative. It was produced by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is being widely used for informing people on how best to respond to an Active Shooter.
William J. Schmitz
Director of Institute Safety and Security
THERE ARE NO ALERTS AT THIS TIME
For tips on safety and prevention, visit http://www.pratt.edu/student_life/campus/security
Safety and Security Alerts, Emergency Notifications, and Timely Warnings
This site is used for posting Safety and Security Alerts, Emergency Notifications and Timley Warnings. Alerts, Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings will posted in this location in the form of pdf files attached below.
Alerts will be posted as needed to inform the Pratt community of general safety and security concerns.
Emergency Notifications will apply to hazards, crimes, terrorist attack, natural disaster, environemntal incidents, and other emergencies that occur on-campus. The notification will be posted on this site and will sent to via email and text messaging to all Pratt Institute members that are signed-up with the Pratt Emergency Alert Text Messaging System.
Timely Warnings will be issued when it is determined by the Institution that there is a signifacant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees ocuring on campus and in the immediate community.
PRATT EMERGENCY ALERT - EMERGENCY TEXT and EMAIL MESSAGING
The Pratt Emergency Alert System is the quickest way to get vital information about any building or campus emergencies.
But, Pratt ALERT also offers you the convenience of timely notifications of campus closings due to inclement weather. Have you ever left your home, dorm, or work place during a snow storm wondering if the campus would be open when you get there? Pratt ALERT will provide you with that information moments after the decision to close the campus is made, saving you a treacherous trip.
Signing up is as quick and simple as:
- LOGIN to my.pratt.edu.
- CLICK on the Emergency Alert Notification
- Symbol located on the dashboard.
- ENTER your contact information.
You may go back anytime to update your contact info if it changes. The Pratt ALERT system will be used for emergencies and school closings only.Your information will not be used in any other way.