On Thursday Jan. 31, 2020 an Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety training occurred at Buell Residence Hall around 11:30 a.m.
At least five police vehicles were reported outside of the hall. Vehicles included those from Ann Arbor Police, Eastern Michigan University Police, and a police K-9 unit.
Because there was no active threat, the university did not offer a Timely Warning or Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory.
The Echo reached out to DPS, including the department's Community Relations Officer and non-Emergency Police Dispatch. The department’s K-9 officer, Bridget Boyfisil, was not available for a timely statement regarding the training. Eastern Michigan University Housing & Residence Life was not available for comment.
Buell Hall is a university residence hall which is not currently occupied by university students.
According to the Eastern Michigan University Police website, “EMU Police issue Timely Warnings about crimes that potentially represent an immediate or continuing threat to students, faculty or staff, and which are directly reported to the department. Timely Warnings involve an incident on campus within the Clery geographic boundaries, in which a suspect(s) has not been apprehended, with a key goal being minimal delay in the reporting of the incident.”
To report a crime or incident that is in progress, pick up a blue-light emergency phone on campus or call 734.487.1222 or 911.