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Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has established a color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System. This system is designed to communicate levels of terrorist threats to the American people. We are committed to communicate levels of threat and other safety information to our campus community. The links on this page have been selected to provide Pitt-Johnstown faculty, staff and students with emergency preparedness information from a variety of federal, state and civilian agencies. I encourage you to routinely visit these sites to learn more regarding the status of our nation's security, emergency preparedness and what it means for you.

A Message from the Pitt-Johnstown Campus Police...

The Pitt-Johnstown Campus Police continue to maintain close contact with law enforcement agencies. Faculty, staff, and students can assist the Pitt-Johnstown Campus Police in making our campus community as safe as possible by reading and following the suggestions below. Please rest assured that any situation reported to the Pitt-Johnstown Campus Police be promptly and thoroughly addressed.

Be aware of suspicious behavior or circumstances.

Report any such incidents to Pitt-Johnstown Campus Police

  • Dial: 269-7222 (x7222) from any campus phone
  • Dial: 911 if you are off campus

Examples of suspicious behavior/circumstances include:

  • People on campus who do not appear to be conducting legitimate business.
  • People monitoring areas, buildings, or entrances.
  • Unauthorized people in restricted, sensative, or private areas.
  • People requesting information with no apparent need for that information.
  • People wearing clothing not consistent with the weather conditions or events (bulky coat in warm weather etc.)
  • Abandoned parcels or other items in unusual locations or high traffic areas.
  • Individuals attempting to access utility locations (water, electrical, telecommunications, or information systems).
  • Be alert to:

    • Abandoned vehicle
    • Vehicles parked near buildings or public and common areas.
    • Unexpected/Unfamilier delivery trucks.
    • Vehicles containing unusual/suspicious parcels or material.
    • Vehicles arriving and being left behind at odd hours.
    • Substances leaking or spilling from vehicles.

    Building & Office security:

    • Don't prop open building or residence hall entrance doors or windows.  Rectify these situations when you observe them.
    • Don't leave keys unattended or give them to unauthorized persons.
    • Secure all sensitive material and information when not able to attend to it.
    • Secure sensative deliveries in a timely manner.
    • Secure all areas when not attended.
    • Be aware of unfamilier persons in or visitors to your office.
    • Protect access codes and combinations.  change codes regularly.  Report compromised codes immediately.
    • Be prepared: Take time out to familiarize yourself with building evacuation plans.

Last Reviewed: September 12, 2007