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In the event a situation arises, either on or off Bemidji State University campus or Northwest Technical College that, in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety or designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a university-wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued via the university web site,, email and other means deemed appropriate. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime or threat, additional notices may be posted in each residential facility and within academic buildings. Every attempt is made to distribute the alert as soon as all pertinent information is available; however, the release of the crime alert is subject to the availability of facts concerning the incident. The decision to issue a crime alert shall be decided on a case by case basis in light of all the facts surrounding a crime, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Department of Public Safety by telephone (218) 755-3888 or in person at the Public Safety office located in the basement of Walnut Hall.

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