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DU launches new emergency notification system

The University of Denver has activated a new voice, e-mail and text message system designed to alert students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency on campus.

The Critical Incident Notification System (CINS) was launched on Sept. 5, five days before the beginning of the fall quarter. DU began investigating alert systems late in 2006 and chose a vendor during the summer.

“The CINS is part of the broader crisis response system at DU — outlined in the University’s Critical Incident Management Plan — designed to inform the DU community in an emergency,” says Craig Woody, vice chancellor for business and financial affairs. “The plan is a well-defined structure for loss prevention and emergency preparedness, which is frequently updated and available through the DU Web site.”

Students, faculty and staff may register their names and contact information on the DU Web site through a secure login. DU’s Department of Campus Safety will test the system quarterly.

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