Campus Alerts and Crime Notification

Alerting the Campus Community to Crimes and Emergencies

This policy statement summarizes the University’s response and notification procedures for issuing alerts in response to specified situations. This policy statement complies with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and applicable Department of Education regulations.

In any given situation, the University may issue three different types of alerts:

  • Timely Warning: A notification that is sent in response to Clery crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.
  • Emergency Notification: A notification sent by UM when an imminent threat or dangerous situation exists that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of the campus community.  An Emergency Notification may arise from a Clery crime.
  • UM Alert: Is notification of non-Clery reportable activity occurring on campus or non-campus property.

The university leadership will continuously and diligently work and coordinate with campus law enforcement and local law enforcement agencies to address public safety concerns arising affecting the campus community. 

All emergencies should be immediately reported to the UMPD by calling 406-243-4000; or call 9-1-1 (Missoula County Emergency).  Anyone with information warranting a crime warning should immediately report the circumstances to UMPD in person at the dispatch center in Building 32, Missoula, MT 59812, or online at