Knight Safe Program

                                                                                                                    

Public Safety has developed a new community initiative called "Knight Safe". This program provides outreach and programming to the Saint Michael's community. These programs are provided by the department staff who are experienced, trained and even nationally certified instructors in these fields. Knight Safe sponsors programs not limited to community building social events to hands on educational safety programs like Rape Aggression Defense, and Active Shooter Response and much more.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) is a program developed for women, taught by certified instructors, that educates women on risk awareness, prevention, reduction and avoidance, and provides basic self defense techniques, to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of violence.

The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense Instructional Objective is "to develop and enhance the options of self defense, so that they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."

The Public Safety has 3 Certified Instructors, and works closely with surrounding local agencies in providing this course to the campus community.

For more information regarding the R.A.D. Program visit rad-systems.com or contact one of our R.A.D. Instructors:

Scott Parizo sparizo@smcvt.edu

Stacy Bessette sbessette3@smcvt.edu

James Watson jwatson3@smcvt.edu

Jamie Slater  jslater@smcvt.edu

Active Shooter

Active Shooter events are scary to hear about and worse to imagine being involved
in. Although the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than being involved
in an active shooter event, violence can and has happened everywhere. Every
person should be aware of the risks and of actions we can take to increase our
chances of survival. Developing survival skills is critical not just for police officers
or college students, but for everyone.

Join SMC Public Safety Officers, for level 1 and level 2 presentations on Active Shooter events. 

Active Shooter level 1 will talk about some of the most common causes and most importantly what you can do to develop a survival mindset to respond in the event of a crisis.

Active Shooter level 2 will be a more hands on response with live in classroom scenarios, from weapon identification to barricading the exits of the classroom. 

Open to all Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Any questions or to register for a upcoming class please contact one of our instructors.

Director Doug Babcock dbabcock@smcvt.edu 

Cpl. Michael DesRosiers mdesrosiers@smcvt.edu

 

Emergency Notification System

 

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Members of the Saint Michael's College campus community who subscribe to this service will be eligible to receive appropriate immediate notification alerts through a number of means, including text messaging, email, voice mail, campus television and radio stations, and updates to this webpage. Alerts will include status updates, instructions and where to obtain additional information in the event of any campus emergency or incident that requires proper notification. 

This service provides a platform for communicating with our community.

How do I sign up? 

          https://www.getrave.com/login/smcvt 

What does this service cost?

Rave does not charge subscribers for sending or receiving messages through this service. However, your carrier's standard messaging and/or data charges may apply. Please consult the details of your mobile phone plan.
How do I stop receiving text messages?
If you sign up to receive text alerts, you can stop these at any time by sending a text message containing the words STOP or QUIT to 67283 (MRAVE) or 226787 (CAMPUS).
Where can I get more help?
You can also reach us by email at techsupport@ravemobilesafety.com

 In the event of a campus wide emergency, the college's emergency response plan will be activated. 

Rave does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787

Knight Safe Student Service

   

The Knight Safe Student Service program is implemented by Public Safety and uses students to provide free rides / walking escorts 7 days a week on South and North campus’. The Knight Safe staff will also increase safety awareness on campus reporting safety issues or suspicious activities.

During the day time, students can use the CCTA bus between North and South campus’. After the CCTA bus stops, students may call 654-2000 or use LiveSafe to request rides. The service hours are:

Student escorts and/or drivers will operate in a pair (one female and one male). Training in fire safety, CPR, general safety, Amnesty, radio etiquette to name a few will be provided. Radios and all safety equipment are provided.

Rides will only be between North and South campus. No vehicles on Route 15 and no other stops off campus. Drivers and escorts will not be enforcing any issues but will call Public safety for assistance. 

Hours of operation are 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 7 days a week.

Live Safe App

 

What is LiveSafe  

LiveSafe is a free personal safety mobile application that provides students, faculty and staff with a two way direct connection to the Saint Michael's College Department of Public Safety. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe and enable us to better protect you.

LiveSafe Goals

  1. To increase campus safety and student awareness of security issues. 
  2. To promote information sharing and greater engagement between Public Safety and citizens. 
  3. To be a preventative measure and stop crimes before they occur.

How to Sign up

  1. You can download the app through the App Store for iOS or Google play for Android.
  2. Select “Saint Michael’s College” as your School/Agency.
  3. Fill in your user profile.
  4. You’re all set, ready to report any safety needs.

Using the App

  1. To gain the maximum benefit of the LiveSafe application, make sure to complete the Profile with your recent e-mail address and telephone number. This helps Public Safety better respond to reports.
  2. Add at least three emergency contacts. They should be close friends or family who are in a position to help.
  3. Allow "Push Notifications" to be enabled in your Settings. Public Safety will also send alerts through SMS, email, and push notifications.
  4. Stay anonymous, or send your user information and location to Public Safety as soon as you call or message allowing a faster response time. 
  5. Turn Location services On. Public Safety relies on GPS data to better serve and protect you. When you report an incident or make a call, Public Safety will know exactly where you making a report from so they can respond accordingly.
  6. Share information, tips and safety concerns with Public Safety via text massaging, including picture, video and audio attachments, or even live chat. 

Reporting to Public Safety

Information submitted is monitored 24 hours a day by Public Safety. Public Safety will respond to all reports, ask questions provide updates to the user as necessary.

Emergency Options

  1. Currently, unless calling from a land line campus telephone, the 911 dispatchers do not know the location of a caller using a mobile phone.

  2. When users contact Public Safety using the “Campus Safety” feature, the officers will know the caller’s exact location, their contact information, as well as their emergency contacts. 

  3. In cases where the caller is in a situation where they can’t speak or don’t want to be heard, Public Safety will be monitoring the location from the second the call is placed, ensuring they will still be able to locate the person quickly and respond appropriately.

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