Emory Police was one of the first agencies in the nation to develop and staff a Homeland Security operation. Homeland Security provides planning, support and coordination relating to Homeland Security issues to Emory University and the Emory Police Department.
Emory Homeland Security works and consults with Emory University entities, federal, state and local law enforcement, homeland security offices and emergency preparedness offices to prepare Emory University, the police department and the community for all aspects of terrorism and emergency preparedness.
This planning and preparation is from an "All Hazards" point of view; e.g. weather, emergency communications, terrorism, hazardous materials, and continuity of operations. Planning is validated with table top exercises, drills and actual events, generally with external entities and Emory CEPAR (Critical Emergency Preparedness and Response Office)
The Emory Homeland Security Coordinator maintains the University Emergency Siren and Public Address communication system to provide a comprehensive emergency notification system for the Emory University area. Details on this and other notification systems can be found here.
Emory Homeland Security assists in the evaluation, planning, coordination and management of high risk, controversial or significant events at Emory. We have well established relationships with all levels of law enforcement, providing Emory University with the latest and most accurate information. This liaison with local government, state and federal agencies is a crucial element in maintaining Emory University's level of preparedness.