Emergency Drill Planned

Nov. 18, 2016

On Monday, Nov. 21, the University of Missouri will participate in an emergency drill that includes participants from the Columbia Fire Department, the Columbia Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the Office of Emergency Management, MU Health Care and the Boone County Fire District.

The drill will begin in the afternoon and take place in Laws Residential Hall at the corner of Tiger Avenue and Kentucky Boulevard. Several emergency vehicles will be in the area during the drill. For more information about the drill, visit the City of Columbia website.


  • What: The MU Police Department, in collaboration with the Columbia Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, and Columbia Fire and University Hospital EMS will conduct an extensive training exercise on the MU campus.

Students, faculty and staff on campus, motorists and pedestrians in the area of the exercise should expect to see a number of uniformed law enforcement officers including the Columbia Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). The department’s armored SWAT vehicle and other first response vehicles also will be on scene.

  • Who: Area law enforcement officials, fire, and first responders.
  • When: The afternoon and evening of Monday, Nov. 21.
  • Where: Laws Hall, at the corner of Tiger Ave. and Kentucky Blvd. on MU campus. Tiger Ave will be closed between Hospital Dr. and Kentucky Blvd.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university’s top priority, and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.