The District Police Department believes that a well-informed community is an integral component in maintaining the safest campuses and facilities possible. It is the policy of District to have the Chief of Police, and/or designee, confer as necessary and applicable with administrators, legal counsel, and surrounding law enforcement agencies, after a violent crime occurs or a crime that is deemed by the Chief of Police and/or designee to represent a continuing threat to students, staff, faculty, or visitors and disseminate “timely warning” crime alert information within 24 to 48 hours, as well as post and disseminate hard copies of crime bulletins, alerting the campus community. Bulletins also include prevention information to assist members of our educational community from becoming a victim of a similar crime. Bulletins shall include but are not limited to, those crimes that are listed in the Clery Act.
COM Connect is a mass notifications system that enables College of Marin officials to reach students and faculty with personalized messages to create a more connected community and enhancing safety and preparedness.
In case of an emergency, College of Marin can use COM Connect to provide critical updates before, during, and after an incident.
Administrators can communicate to the campus through each individual’s preferred mode, including
- TTY/TDD devices (for the hearing impaired)
- Posts to RSS feeds, Facebook, and Twitter
Effective October 1, 2014, College of Marin will launch the new campus-wide emergency notification system (ENS), COM Connect, in place of its current ENS, AlertU. COM Connect will allow the Campus Police and College officials to broadcast emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff via voice, text, and email. Messages can also be sent to TTY/TDD devices for individuals who are hearing impaired. Current student, faculty, and staff information will automatically be included in the system. However, to ensure that the College has your most up-to-date contact information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses, please watch your inbox for an email next week with a link to COM Connect where you can provide your complete contact information. You can also manage your preferred mode of contact and language preference. In the event of an emergency or campus closure the College will have enhanced capabilities to rapidly disseminate critical information through voice calls, text, and email, as well as to our social media channels using COM Connect.