Department of Public Safety

Personal Safety Alarms

The Department of Public Safety distributes PALs that protect its users by drawing attention to unsafe situations.

Any student, faculty or staff member 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.

For your free alarm, 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.