In Case of Emergency: Dial 911
MCC Police Department
Campus Phone: 1200
Other Phone: 816.604.1200
City Police Department: 911
Fire Department: 911
Environmental Health & Safety
SDS for Emergencies contact
604.1124 or 604.1370
MCC's Emergency Notification provides for the issuance of an Emergency Alert to the MCC Community if a significant emergency or dangerous situation has arisen and it has been confirmed by campus officials that the same involves an immediate, impending, or imminent threat to the health or safety of the MCC Community, either on or off campus.
In such event, an Emergency Alert will be immediately disseminated to the MCC Community.
The Clery Act defines significant emergencies or dangerous situations that may warrant the issuance of an Emergency Alert as the following:
- extreme weather conditions, such as an approaching tornado or earthquake,
- gas leak,
- terrorist incident,
- armed intruder,
- bomb threat,
- civil unrest or rioting,
- nearby chemical or hazardous waste spill,
- or an outbreak of meningitis, norovirus, or other serious illness.
MCC may also elect to issue an Emergency Alert in the event of a power outage, snow closure, or minor crimes.
The chancellor and the chief of police, or their designee, will direct the preparation and issuance of an Emergency Alert which will be disseminated to the MCC Community (unless issuing an Emergency Alert will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency) via various communication methods which may include
- text messages,
- email messages,
- computer messages,
- posts to the MCC website in multiple areas (MCC Newsroom, MCC Students Online, MCC Insider, Canvas, and myMCCKC portal),
- MCC's Facebook pages (campus, location, or departmental),
- sirens/public address systems
- and/or other methods as may be deemed appropriate.
In an extreme emergency, the Emergency Alert issuance may be implemented at the sole direction of the chief of police.
If there is a potential that the significant emergency or dangerous situation may have an effect on the community outside MCC, the chief of police, chancellor, associate vice chancellor of college and community relations and/or campus president will determine if it is necessary and appropriate to disseminate the Emergency Alert to the community outside MCC, determine the content of such Emergency Alert, determine the communication dissemination methods to be utilized, and cause the issuance of the Emergency Alert without delay.
The Emergency Alert will be disseminated to the community outside MCC via various communication methods which may include press releases, radio alerts, television alerts, and/or other methods as may be deemed appropriate.
After the initial Emergency Alert, the associate vice chancellor of college and community relations or his designee, after consultation with the chief of police, the chancellor and/or campus president, will initiate a communication chain of command, which will include the appointment of:
- a communications spokesperson;
- an individual responsible for issuing the Emergency Alert update messages, if necessary; and
- a media communications spokesperson. Emergency Alert updates, if necessary, will be issued in twenty (20) minute intervals until the situation is resolved.
In the event local police authorities issue a news release or other alert about a significant emergency or dangerous situation that has arisen which could involve an immediate threat to the health or safety of the MCC Community, the chief of police and the chancellor will determine if an Emergency Alert will be issued as described above.
As noted above, in all significant emergencies or dangerous situations, MCC will convey information regarding extreme weather, emergencies, or campus closures via text to those employees and students who are registered with the MCC Notify Me emergency text messaging system. The Emergency Alert will be sent directly to the mobile phones of those employees and students who have registered with MCC Notify Me. Non-registered employees and students are encouraged to sign up for this service, and sign up information is located at mcckc.edu/alert
Anyone with information warranting a Timely Warning Alert should immediately report the circumstances to the MCC police department at 816.604.1200.