College Emergency Notification System

Johnson County Community College places the security and safety of its students, employees and visitors as its highest priority.


To keep you informed in emergency situations the college has developed a comprehensive emergency communication system. The purpose of the system is to keep students, faculty and staff informed about critical campus safety issues. A strategic protocol is defined for system use based on the type of emergency.

The emergency notification system includes the following methods of communication:

JCCC Alert – is JCCC’s emergency notification system. It allows the college to communicate via text and email emergency information quickly to students, faculty, staff and other pre-designated individuals. All students and employees are automatically enrolled in this system.

JCCC Guardian: Campus Safety App – JCCC Guardian is a new, free smartphone application that allows you to improve your personal safety both on and off campus.

Public Address (PA) System – Emergency alerts will be sounded through an audible system located in the hallways of all buildings advising of the situation and how to respond. Building and floor messaging can be isolated for specific incidents.

Digital Signage (EAS – Emergency Alert System) – An emergency alert message will appear on all monitors in the hallways across campus advising of the emergency situation and how to respond.

College Phones - An emergency alert message will be announced and/or displayed on classroom and office college phones.

Social Media – The college will use Facebook and Twitter to inform followers of an emergency situation.

Alertus-Desktop Alert – An emergency alert message will appear on all college network computers in labs, classrooms and work areas
advising of the emergency and how to respond.

JCCC Home Page – A link to emergency information (www.jccc.edu) will appear on the front page of JCCC’s website. In a qualifying
emergency, JCCC’s main home page will be replaced with an emergency page devoted to information about the incident.

College Main Phone Number Greeting 913-469-8500 – When a decision to close the college is made, the college’s main phone message
is changed to reflect the closing. The main phone greeting can also be updated to provide information about an incident.

Fire Alarm System – Each building has an individual fire alarm that sounds along with flashing strobes to signal building evacuation is necessary.

Local Media Outlets – The college may use local media to inform the community of an emergency situation as needed.

Emergency 2-Way Radios – As part of the Emergency Preparedness Program, all Building Emergency Leaders (BELs) are equipped with a
2-way hand-held radio for emergency communication.

Remember the goal is to communicate emergency information in many different ways to ensure that people receive notification as quickly as possible.

For more information, contact the emergency preparedness manager at 913-469-8500, ext. 7622, or email.