Pioneer Alert for Emergencies or Crime Alerts

Texas Woman’s University uses a variety of methods to alert students, faculty, and staff in the event of a significant emergency on campus. In the event of an emergency, the Pioneer Alert system will deliver emergency messages to an affected campus by some or all of the following methods:

  • Campus Computer
  • TWU email
  • Personal e-mail
  • Personal Telephone
  • Text Message

In some situations, the need for a Crime Alert may be issued. The Crime Alert policy is different than the Emergency Notification policy in that it applies only to Clery reportable crimes while the Emergency Notification policy addresses a much wider range of threats (i.e. gas leaks, tornadoes, active shooter, etc.). The circumstances in which a Crime Alert will be generated includes, but is not limited to, the receipt of a good faith report to TWU DPS or a Campus Security Authority of a crime reportable under the Clery Act that poses a serious or continuing threat to the campus community that occurred on our Clery geography. The Texas Woman’s University DPS is responsible for the issuance of Crime Alerts. Anyone with information warranting a Crime Alert should report the circumstances immediately to the TWU DPS, by phone (940.898.2911) or in person at the TWU DPS offices in Denton, Dallas, or Houston. If you choose to do so, you may report information of a crime to a Campus Security Authority who will then relay the information to TWU DPS. The Executive Director of Public Safety, or designated other official, is responsible for determining if a Crime Alert will be issued. The determination will be made on a case-by-case basis after due consideration of all available facts of the crime, such as the nature of the crime and whether or not a continuing danger to the campus community exists. Crime Alerts will contain sufficient information about the nature of an identified threat to assist members of the campus community in taking appropriate action to protect themselves or their property. It is important to note that in some cases law enforcement may need to withhold some of the facts if releasing the information would compromise an ongoing investigation or the identity of the victim. Crime Alerts will be issued through the University Pioneer Alert emergency notification system.

To receive notification by personal telephone, text message, or personal e-mail you must register your information in a secure database by going to the TWU Portal website and clicking on “Register for Pioneer Alerts”.

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