Any student, faculty or staff member who are concerned about their personal safety may obtain a Personal Safety Alarm (PAL) device to carry and use for alerting individuals nearby that they are in danger.

The personal alarm can be carried in a purse, pocket, or attached to a belt. It can be used in an emergency situation to call for help, draw attention to an unsafe situation, or to scare off an attacker.

DPS is subsidizing the cost of the personal safety alarms for staff and faculty which can be purchased for $5.00 at the Brown Cashiers Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Brown Office Building (BOB). Once the payment has been made, bring your receipt to the DPS Crime Prevention Unit to claim your personal safety alarm.

For additional information regarding personal alarm devices, please email:

Instructions for use:

Simply pull the pin from the device and the alarm will sound and the light will flash. To silence the alarm, you must insert the pin back into the device.

The alarm comes installed with a 9 volt battery. Test the alarm periodically and replace the battery as needed.