Emergency response EXERCISE currently underway

January 15, 2014

Today [Jan. 15], the MSU Crisis Action Team is conducting an emergency exercise. THIS IS ONLY AN EXERCISE. The scenario involves the MSU Police Department, members of the MSU Crisis Action Team and role players (including individuals playing the role of students, professor, media and concerned parents).

The exercise involves campus responders who were not aware of the scenario until it began at 10:05 a.m. this morning.

Several control measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the public and others not participating in the exercise. These measures include prefacing all communications with the word "EXERCISE." The location of the scenario was also chosen to minimize distractions to the rest of campus.

The MSU Crisis Action Team and MSU Police Department regularly conduct exercises in an effort to maintain an appropriate level of readiness in response to man-made and natural hazards.
The exercise is scheduled to last for only part of the day.