By Joshua Cole Little
LUBBOCK, TX--- In tonight's Texas Tech Matters, this past week in the news, we've seen shootings at college campuses and even President Obama weighing in calling college campuses to be safer.
At any school or campus whether elementary or college even, safety is first and foremost to education.
At Texas Tech, in the event of an emergency, they say they are well prepared to handle it at a moment's notice.
"Tech Police Department issues the first alert in the event of an incident, like an active shooting or active shooter," says Chris Cook with Texas Tech Communications.
He says, in the event of an emergency, Tech police and communications will act fast to let the community know how to act.
"Once a threat is realized which means it has been reported and verified a Tech Alert is sent out."
In addition to letting students and staff know how to act in these alerts--
Blue light emergency poles are placed around campus, so you can call to safety faster.
"The best advice we can give our community and our students and faculty and staff is just be aware of your surroundings, if anything looks out of place call Tech PD."
They're more than just university security... Texas Tech Police are ready to respond and protect.
"They are real police officeers... When they need them their going to be there they're going to be there to protect those people and so its not a job to be taken lightly and its one that they take seriously up there
And they do have a large jurisdiction and large body of people to provide safety for."
If there is an emergency happening on Texas Tech's campus, the fastest way to get information, is to go to emergency.ttu.edu
There Texas Tech will keep students and the community up to date on all the necessary procedures to take.