CSU to Conduct Multi-Agency Emergency Management Exercise on Riverpark Campus

Columbus, Georgia—On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Columbus State University Police Department, in conjunction with other city, county, and state entities, will be conducting an emergency management exercise on the Riverpark Campus. The exercise is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, at the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street, and is designed to assess emergency response capabilities during a mass casualty event.

“This exercise is a part of CSU’s ongoing emergency management initiative and furthers our partnerships with other first responders when developing all-hazards emergency plans for our campuses” says Police Chief Mark Lott.

What the Public Needs to Know

  • Pursuant to the exercise, the CSU Police Department has been granted a permit for a temporary road closure. The southbound lane of Broadway from 12th Street to 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

  • As part of the exercise, Columbus State University will be testing Cougar Alert, the institution’s emergency notification system.

What the Media Needs to Know

  • Media representatives are invited to report on the exercise.

  • Lt. Brett Stanelle (CSU Emergency Management Coordinator) will be available on site after the exercise for on-camera interviews and select participants may be available after the exercise.

  • A multi-agency Command Center will be simulated at the Main Campus Columbus State University Police Department.




Greg Hudgison

Director of University Relations

Phone: (706) 507-8720

Email: hudgison_gregory@columbusstate.edu
Lieutenant Brett Stanelle

CSU Police Emergency Management Coordinator

Phone: (706) 507-8911

Email: stanelle_jeremy@columbusstate.edu