IEMA Launches Campus Safety Program



The Illinois Emergency Management Agency talked about campus safety with college officials in Champaign on Monday.

The Director of IEMA, Jonathan Monken said, the plan has been in the works for more than a year.

IEMA wants to enhance safety for students, staff and visitors at nine different colleges and universities across Illinois. Richland Community College in Decatur and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign are just two schools participating in the program.

"It will have updates to their emergency operations plans. . . to the worse case scenario or it could be a localized incident. It also has requirements for a school violence prevention plan and also school outreach plan," Monken added.

IEMA plans to rollout the campus safety initiative statewide by January 2014. They will use six months to work out kinks within the nine colleges and universities.


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