The UCLA Threat Response Task Force was created in February to combat threats made against UCLA students and faculty. The Task Force released a report on June 14th recommending improvements in defining and communicating threats on campus. The task force first recommended that the university looks into replacing BruinAlert, the current emergency notification system, with a more modern emergency notification system. In the meantime, it recommended modifying BruinAlert to include links to additional information about threats and allowing UCLA Strategic Communications and the UCPD to send threat alerts through the system. The task force also recommended the university creates standards for the frequency of emergency communications sent during active threats on campus. As the number of campus threats increase, the need for response mechanisms has also increased. More on this story here.
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