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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
Officer on duty: 606-477-0262
This information is provided to meet the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 and the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Campus Security (Minger) Act of 2000.
Annual Safety & Security Reports include the current year as well as the previous two years.
Federal Law: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (referred to as the Clery Act) is part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. It requires institutions of higher education that receive federal financial aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community.
State Law: The Michael Minger Life Safety Act (referred to as the Minger Act) requires institutions of higher education in Kentucky to report crime statistics to current and prospective students and employees, to maintain a daily crime log, to report a fire or threat of fire to the State Fire Marshal immediately, and to issue special reports when there is an ongoing threat to the safety of students and employees. An annual report of campus safety policies, programs and statistics must also be submitted to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
The purpose of crime bulletins is to alert the campus community promptly to potentially dangerous criminal situations on campus. This provides the community with the time and information necessary to take appropriate precautions. The decision to issue a timely warning is decided on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Public Safety and is done so by taking into consideration the facts surrounding the crime, including the nature of the crime, continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.
The purpose of the daily Crime Log is to record all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the University of Pikeville Department of Public Safety. Crimes are recorded on the crime log that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus, and within the patrol jurisdiction of Department of Public Safety.
The crime log reports the following required elements: date crime was reported, date and time crime occurred, nature of the crime, general location of the crime, and disposition of the compliant.
You may view the University of Pikeville crime log by clicking here.
The purpose of the Fire Log is to record all fires that were already extinguished as well as those discovered while actively burning. These fires include emergency situations involving fires that necessitated a call to 911 for fire department assistance, as well as minor fires, such as a small trash can fire that was easily extinguished.
The Fire Log reports the following elements: the date the fire was reported, the nature of the fire, the date and time of the fire, and the general location of the fire.
Individuals may be designated a Campus Security Authority (CSA) due to their university responsibilities. These individuals are to report criminal incidents and allegations of such incidents to Crisis Management & Preparedness. All CSAs are notified of their designation on an annual basis and required to complete CSA training.
Mandatory Reporting Categories
Campus Security Authority
You are a Campus Security Authority if you fit any of the following descriptions:
Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses. An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. For the purposes of this Regulation, a “campus security authority” is broadly defined as an individual having responsibility for campus security and officials having significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
In any emergency, you are responsible for your safety. Think now about what you will do so you can take swift, decisive action when the time comes. The following information is intended to guide you in likely emergencies but cannot take all possibilities into account. If an emergency occurs during class, your instructor will provide further direction based on university and department emergency plans.
Storm Sheltering/Sheltering in Place
During a severe storm, protect yourself from lightning and flying debris. Move to an interior room or hallway on the building’s lowest level. Avoid outside doors and windows. Recommended shelter locations are marked on the emergency floor plans posted throughout the building. If a hazardous chemical release occurs outside the building, follow these same procedures. Shut all exterior doors and windows. Isolate yourself from the outside air.
To Report an Emergency or Suspicious Activity
Call the University of Pikeville Department of Public Safety at 606-477-0262 from any mobile phone. If the line is unavailable or you are calling from another university location, dial 911.
We will always evacuate for a fire alarm or when university officials issue the order to do so. Gather your personal belongings quickly and move to the nearest exit. Evacuation routes are marked on the emergency floor plans posted throughout the building. If a hazardous chemical release occurs inside the building, follow these same procedures.
In an active shooter situation or other attack, RUN – get away from the attacker. If you can’t run, HIDE – barricade yourself in a safe place. If neither of these is possible, FIGHT – do whatever you need to do to stop the attacker.
The university provides emergency notifications through AlertUs (Bear Alert), which broadcasts to email, text message, the AlertUs app and indoor beacons located in several high traffic areas. If you receive a BEAR Alert during class, notify your instructor and classmates immediately.
Emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anywhere, and anytime. You could be forced to evacuate when you least expect it. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to expect the unexpected and become familiar with the Emergency Response Guide. It has been designed to provide you with a quick reference during emergencies.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
If you hear GUNFIRE or someone has a gun and is intent on doing harm:
If a bomb threat is received:
Bomb threats may be received by phone, email or letter.
Workplace violence may take the form of various types of personal assaults. These may include weapons such as knives or handguns. The only warning you might receive during such an incident is the sound of gunfire, scuffling or other employees yelling a warning.
Never put yourself in harm’s way!
If you hear GUNFIRE:
AFTER THE EMERGENCY:
Regardless of the source or type of emergency, careful attention to administrative procedures must be paid to ensure protection of the facility and those within.
After a Workplace Injury or Illness
If an individual is injured or becomes ill as a result of his/her workplace environment, follow these procedures:
Damage to Buildings
In those cases, in which a building was damaged during an emergency, take the following actions:
Civil disturbances include riots, demonstrations, threatening individuals, or assemblies that have become disruptive.
During an Earthquake:
If in a Moving Vehicle:
If Trapped Under Debris:
After an earthquake:
During a Flood:
If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
If you must prepare to evacuate, you should do the following:
If you must leave your home, remember these evacuation tips:
After the Flood:
Your home has been flooded. Although floodwaters may be down in some areas, many dangers still exist. Here are some things to remember in the days ahead:
A flood can cause physical hazards and emotional stress. You need to look after yourself and your family as you focus on cleanup and repair.
If you discover a fire:
When the fire alarm sounds:
If trapped in the building:
Watch- A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means severe weather is possibly approaching. Remain alert for approaching storms and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.
Warning- TORNADO and THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS mean threatening conditions are imminent or have been indicated by Doppler radar or reported by storm spotters.
If a TORNADO WARNING is issued or a tornado occurs:
After a Tornado:
Injury may result from the direct impact of a tornado, or it may occur afterward when people walk among debris and enter damaged buildings. A study of injuries after a tornado in Marion, Illinois, showed that 50 percent of the tornado-related injuries were suffered during rescue attempts, cleanup, and other post-tornado activities. Nearly a third of the injuries resulted from stepping on nails. Because tornadoes often damage power lines, gas lines or electrical systems, there is a risk of fire, electrocution, or an explosion. Protecting yourself and your family requires promptly treating any injuries suffered during the storm and using extreme care to avoid further hazards.
Check for injuries. Do not attempt to move seriously injured people unless they are in immediate danger of further injury. Get medical assistance immediately. If someone has stopped breathing, begin CPR if you are trained to do so. Stop bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound. Have any puncture wound evaluated by a physician. If you are trapped, try to attract attention to your location.
General Safety Precautions:
Here are some safety precautions that could help you avoid injury after a tornado:
If a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is issued or a severe thunderstorm occurs:
After a Thunderstorm or Lightning Strike:
If lightning strikes you or someone you know, call 9-1-1 for medical assistance as soon as possible. The following are things you should check when you attempt to give aid to a victim of lightning:
After the storm passes remember to:
During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Dress for the Weather
Stranded in a Vehicle
If a blizzard traps you in the car:
If you are involved with or observe a hazardous material (biological, chemical, radiological, fuel or oil) spill, incident or release for which assistance is needed:
Do not attempt to clean up a spill or release unless you are trained to do so and have the proper equipment.
If you are notified of a hazardous materials release:
If an evacuation is ordered:
If a “shelter in place” is ordered:
Immediately call: From campus phone: 911 From cell phone. If you dial 911 from a cell phone to report something on campus, immediately tell the dispatcher that you are calling from the UPIKE campus and provide them with the street address or exact location from which you are calling.
If you suspect a head or spinal injury, DO NOT MOVE the victim unless there is an immediate life-threatening emergency.
If you detect natural gas, fumes, or vapors:
If a building or area evacuation is ordered by emergency responders:
If you receive or discover a suspicious package or device:
Do NOT TOUCH it, tamper with it, or move it!
Immediately call: From campus phone: 911 From cell phone. If you dial 911 from a cell phone to report something on campus, immediately tell the dispatcher that you are calling from the UPIKE Campus and provide them with the street address or exact location from which you are calling.
*Do not use a cell phone within 300 feet of the suspicious package.
What constitutes a suspicious letter or package?
What to do if you receive a suspicious package or parcel:
If you open a parcel that appears to be contaminated: