Providence Emergency Alerts
Find new, relevant alerts about cancellations, delays, emergencies, crime, inclement weather and more, should an incident (natural or man-made) occur on or near campus at //alerts.jwu.edu/providence.html.
Make sure you always update your contact information to receive alerts.
Providence Emergency Resources
You can also refer to these government sites, which include preparation guidelines, in the event of an emergency
- National Hurricane Center
- Homeland Security
- Red Cross
- FEMA Prep Instructions
- FEMA: Caring for Animals
- RI Emergency Management
- Providence Emergency Management and CodeRed enrollment
- Emergency Management Plan
- Quick Reference Procedures
- Active Shooter Event Guidance
- Security/Fire Safety Report (Safety & Security homepage)
Phone lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (unless otherwise noted).
If it is an emergency, call 911.
From JWU phones: Dial 9 + 911.
Call Safety & Security
Visit a Substation
264 Weybosset St.
Providence, RI 02903
The Friedman Center, 1st floor
315 Harborside Blvd.
Providence, RI 02905
Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm
Alert Information Line
About Campus Safety & Security
JWU's Campus Safety & Security officers adhere to written general orders and procedures, which follow standards for daily operation established by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
The staff is supplemented by an integrated access control system, which is comprised of ID card readers, surveillance cameras, and emergency blue light phones.
Every Campus Safety & Security patrol officer undergoes a minimum of 40 hours in-service training annually, including certification in:
- First Aid
- Management of Aggressive Behavior
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention techniques
The Campus Safety & Security crime prevention officers are certified in Community Policing through Environmental Design and routinely hold safety and security education programs for the student body.
Members of the Campus Safety & Security command staff and risk management have received both basic and advanced incident command system training.
About Emergency Management
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Emergency Management team members receive National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and participate in drills and exercises with local emergency service providers in the campus area.