In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of University Police or head of campus security constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the University e-mail system to students, faculty, staff and the campus’ student newspaper, The Tropolitan. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the police or security may also post a notice on the University text messaging system, e2campus and the campus-wide electronic bulletin board located at http://sos.troy.edu/.
This provides the university community with a more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is posted in each residence hall, at the front door of each on campus fraternity and sorority house, and in prominent places on campus where students may see the notice. The electronic bulletin board is immediately accessible via computer by all faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these services and others provided by the University Police Department visit their website at http://trojan.troy.edu/universitypolice/index.html.
Visit the SOS website for more information. Information concerning a particular crisis or emergency event is placed on this site simultaneously to a text message being sent out.
Visit the Troy University Police Department Information page for more information. Campus Siren System is a notification system that will be activated in case of an emergency.
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University System
or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the University Police/Security Department on your campus can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to a potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
Troy University encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police or security. Because police reports are public records under state law, the University Police Department cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other Troy University campus security authorities, as identified above. Confidential reports of crime may be made by calling your campus police or security office or one of the other offices listed above to report criminal offenses.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the University Police office or Campus Security Office on their respective campus by contacting the office by phone, in person at the number or location above; via the Troy University Secret Witness Hotline or by texting TROJANTIP to 50911 (Click here for more information on TrojanTip).
Troy University prohibits on all University properties possession, use, and transportation of any dangerous or potentially dangerous weapons described below:
This policy shall apply to all faculty, staff, and students of Troy University; and to all visitors to any University properties. This policy does not apply to duly authorized law enforcement officials in the lawful discharge of their duties. Temporary exclusions may be granted by permit only by the Dean of Students or his designated representative for job-related, educational, or demonstration purposes. Department Chairs and respective faculty members may be granted a blanket authorization by the Dean of Students or his authorized representative for organized activities. These organizations must guarantee qualified instruction, safety, and security for such activities. All applicable federal, state, as well as local laws and ordinances will be strictly enforced.