Using a Personal Safety Alarm is a great way to bring attention to an unsafe or uncomfortable situation. Any student, faculty or staff member who is concerned about their personal safety may obtain a personal alarm 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 a situation, or to scare off an attacker. Simply pull the pin and the alarm will sound. To silence the alarm insert the pin back into the device.
Personal Safety Alarms are available to students at no cost. DPS distributes personal safety alarms to all first-year students.
Staff and faculty may purchase a PAL for a minimal fee of $5. Simply go to the Brown Cashiers Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Brown Office Building (BOB), to purchase the PAL for $5. Bring your receipt to DPS located at 75 Charlesfield Street, to claim your personal safety alarm Monday thru Friday, between 9a.m. and 4p.m. However, with two Bear Tips Coins, as staff member can acquire an alarm for free!
Please call 863-2542 or 863-1438 with any questions.