NCCU will host Operation Eagle Swoop tomorrow — Thursday, Jan. 3. It is a full-scale terrorist training exercise from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will include actors portraying individuals with guns, hostages and victims. Emergency vehicles and equipment and public safety personnel from across the state will be on campus. This exercise will test the capabilities and preparedness of the NCCU Police, the emergency management group and the emergency response team.
What to expect: About 9 a.m., the sound of simulated gunshots will occur and emergency personnel will respond to the event. The outdoor notification siren will deliver an emergency message, clearly stating that this is a test. The notification system will include a loud tone and the following message: “Attention: This is a test of the NCCU Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.”
Faculty and staff who have signed up for PIER (Public Information & Emergency Response) Notification System messages will receive a text message and voicemail.
During the exercise, most of the campus will be open for normal faculty and staff functions, but certain areas will be restricted.
The following buildings/ campus areas will be restricted beginning at 8 a.m.:
• Rush Residence Hall
• Annie Day Shepard Residence Hall
• Open area behind Alexander-Dunn Building
• Patio area between Annie Day and Shepard Library
The following parking lot will be closed until 2 p.m.: Nelson St. Parking Lot
Expect congestion on Campus Drive from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.due to a large volume of emergency vehicles.
At the conclusion of the exercise, the outdoor notification siren will deliver an “all clear” message. The outdoor siren will include a loud tone and the following message: “Attention, all clear, all clear. NCCU Police have issued an all clear. Resume regular activities.”
For more information, contact Sgt. Robert McLaughlin of the NCCU Police Department at 919-530-5325.