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NCCU Police Department to Test Emergency Siren, Dec. 19


North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will conduct a test of its emergency alert warning siren from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. During the siren test, individuals will hear a loud tone followed by a voice message announcing the test. Durham residents near the campus will also hear the sirens. During the test, there will be no requirement for citizens to take action or shelter in place. 

The emergency alert warning system siren is part of the university’s crisis communication plan and emergency notification system, known as Eagle Alerts. It targets people outdoors who may not have access to other Eagle Alert notification methods such as email, text messages and the emergency web site.

The sirens are strategically placed and mounted on 40-feet-tall galvanized poles at three locations:

  • The north side of Benjamin Ruffin Residence Hall near Lawson and Concord streets.
  • The south side of the Alfonso Elder Student Union on Nelson Street by the loading dock driveway.
  • East of the track by New Residence II and the LeRoy T. Walker Complex.

University Police use the system to alert individuals about immediate life-threatening emergencies. These emergencies include but are not limited to: an armed and dangerous person on campus, major chemical or biological hazard or a tornado sighting. 

For questions and additional information, please contact the NCCU Police Department at 919-530-6106.


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