ECU Alert testing and police training to take place during spring break

East Carolina University students are on spring break through March 10. During this week, the university will test the ECU Alert notification system and host police training on campus.

Police training

The ECU Police Department will conduct training exercises March 4-7.
Law enforcement will be on campus in the areas of the Main Campus Student Center, main campus parking deck and Joyner Library for classroom training and practical exercises. The practical exercises will be active assailant response training in the buildings after business hours. Signage will be displayed around the buildings alerting the public to the training exercise. The training will cross multiple disciplines in the police department including officer response, dispatcher involvement and incident command. ECUPD will use this as an opportunity to test the functionality of LiveSafe in each of the different training locations.

ECU Alert testing

On Tuesday, March 5 speaker maintenance will be conducted on outdoor speakers across main and Health Sciences campuses. Outdoor speakers will be tested in groups and individually throughout the day. Individuals on campus should expect to hear a tone and alert message stating a test is taking place.

A full test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8.

The test will assess multiple communication systems including the ECU homepage, email, indoor and outdoor loudspeakers, VOIP phone text and voice, SMS text messages, desktop pop-up notifications, and messages on digital signs.

People on campus will hear a voice message on their office telephones and on loudspeakers that will identify this as a test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system. Employees, students and parents will receive ECU Alert test emails to registered accounts. Digital screens located throughout campus will carry a test message. Users who have registered for ECU Alert cellphone messages will receive one SMS text message.

Campus computer users are reminded that the university has a pop-up notification system, AlertUs, which will fill the computer screen with the ECU Alert message when activated. After the users have read the message, clicking “Acknowledge” will close the warning. Employees working remotely may also experience this pop-up notification.

Registration for cellphone messaging is available by selecting the ECU Family &

Community Registration tab at

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to download the free safety app LiveSafe. LiveSafe allows users to report suspicious activity and safety concerns discretely and anonymously to ECU Police. Other features such as Panic Alarm, Mental Health and Wellness resources and SafeRide are also available on the LiveSafe app. There are other crime and safety apps available for mobile devices. LiveSafe is the only app that is affiliated with ECU with features specifically for the ECU community.


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