University of Pikeville

Department of Public Safety

Available 24/7, please contact us below:

Upper Campus – Headquarters
Condit Hall Lower Level
125 Sycamore St Pikeville, Ky
(606) 218-5940 – Office
(606) 477-0262 – Cell

Lower Campus – Safety Station 2
Bears Tower Lobby
849 Hambley Blvd Pikeville, Ky
Office: 606-218-5940
Officer on duty: 606-477-0262

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BearAlert is a mass notification system that the University of Pikeville has in place that quickly notifies subscribed users of any campus emergency or notification that can impact campus as a whole. BearAlerts include emergency situations, such as lockdowns or weather-related incidents that may result in the university closing down.

Who can use BearAlert?

BearAlert is available to anyone within the UPIKE community meaning students, faculty, staff, contractors or parents/guardians. It is highly encouraged that all members of the UPIKE community download the mobile app.

How will I be notified when a BearAlert has been activated?

BearAlert has several communication methods, but the primary and most effective way is through your smartphone device. By installing the app, users will receive push notifications in the event an alert has been activated.

Public Safety also has beacons installed on campus that will produce a loud, audible notification, with an LED display and instructions.

Furthermore, all university-owned computers will have software built in that will allow the screen to be taken over if a BearAlert has been issued, which will help alert classrooms and offices across campus.

How do I sign up for BearAlert?

The Alertus+ Mobile App is available for download for all iPhone and Android mobile devices.  Setup is quick and easy and can be utilized by anyone from within or outside of the University of Pikeville Community!

  • Download and install the Alertus+ Mobile App from the iTunes or Google Play app stores. There is no cost to download.
  • Launch the application and when prompted, enter the following information: Organization code: UPIKE (not case sensitive) Upon completing the data entry, you will be prompted for a valid email address. Shortly after that, you will receive a confirmation email, click the link in the email to verify your account. 
  • Verify Email- Once you have verified your email address, you will have full function of the Alertus application and will receive future BearAlerts!

Note: By default, push notifications on iOS devices appear as “Banners,” which only appear for five seconds. We highly recommend changing the alert style to “Alerts” and enabling sounds.

Download alertus app on apple app store
Download alertus app on google play store