Timely Warnings Policy

The NDS policy is that Timely Warning Notices will be issued to notify members of the NDS community about serious crimes that occur on campus where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the university community. The Director of Facilities, or designee, will develop and distribute timely warning notices after reviewing crime reports from Campus Security Authorities and the New Orleans Crime Map.

Timely warnings can be issued for threats to persons or to property and are not limited to violent crimes as determined necessary by the Director of Facilities or his or her designee. A Timely Warning may be issued for both on and off-campus crime reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and/or any other source and 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 seminary community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcements efforts.

In an effort to provide timely notice to the seminary community, and in the event of a serious incident which may pose an on-going threat to members of the community, a blast email Timely Warning is sent to all students and employees on campus. Every attempt is made to distribute this warning as soon as possible after the crime is reported, however, the release of the warning is subject to the availability of facts concerning the incident. The alerts are generally written and distributed by the Director of Facilities and the Office of the Academic Dean.