In the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, Michigan law enforcement agencies are reminding the community to be aware of their surroundings at public venues.
Virtually all police departments say the most important part of surviving a dangerous situation in a public place is to have a plan. That includes signing up for electronic alert messages, knowing where exits are located, and having a pre-arranged meeting place for you and your loved ones should you become separated.
“The thought process is, if something were to go wrong, how would I react?” says Michigan State University Police Captain Doug Monette. “What would my family and I do? I think that’s one of the most important things for people to prepare for, and that’s something that we can do every day.”
Monette encourages all MSU students, staff and faculty to keep their contact information up to date within the campus emergency alert system.