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Warrior Shield

 911Cellular

In an effort to enhance personal safety on the Texas A&M University – Central Texas (TAMUCT) campus, the TAMUCT Police Department has introduced Warrior Shield by 911 Cellular

Warrior Shield is an emergency notification service that gives TAMUCT the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly via e-mail, Text messages (SMS) and social media site such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.

 

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Students

Warrior Shield accounts will be set up for students during the first week of classes.

You have the right to Opt-out of WARRIOR SHIELD. This can be completed by logging into your account and selecting the Account tab. Under Account Termination, select the box stating that you agree to terminate your account. Click on Terminate Account Now.

Note: Texas HB 2758 mandates all faculty, staff, and students of any State of Texas institution of higher education be registered into an emergency notification system. Any faculty, staff or student has the right to opt-out of this required service at any time. You can get more information regarding HB 2758.

If you have questions or if additional information is needed please contact the Help Desk at (254) 519-5466.

 

Employees

Employees are registered with 911 Cellular at the time of their hire.

Employees choosing to opt-out must do so each year through 911 Cellular.

Note: Texas HB 2758 mandates all faculty, staff, and students of any State of Texas institution of higher education be registered into an emergency notification system. Any faculty, staff or student has the right to opt-out of this required service at any time. You can get more information regarding HB 2758.

If you have questions or if additional information is needed please contact the Help Desk at (254) 519-5466.

 

911 Cellular Frequently Asked Questions

General

 

Q: What is 911 Cellular?

A: 911 Cellular is an emergency notification service that gives Texas A&M University-Central Texas the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly by email and/or text message.

Q: What is 911 Shield?

A: 911 Shield is a free safety application that enables you to reach the police almost immediately through your smart phone.

Q: How do I download 911 Shield app?

A: Visit the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and search for “911 Shield”.

Q: Do I have to pay for the 911 Shield app?

A: No. The app is free to download and to use.

Q: Will this cost me anything?

A: Maybe.  Depending on your wireless carrier provider and the plan you have, you may be charges a nominal fee (i.e. ten cents per message) to receive SMS test message.  For those with unlimited text messaging and data plans, there should be no additional cost.

Q: What happens when I use the emergency button to signal for assistance?

A: A phone call will be placed to either the TAMUCT Police Department or a 911 Dispatch Center (depending on your location).  If on campus, your location and profile information will be sent to the TAMUCT Police Dispatcher so they can assist you.

Q: What advantage is there to downloading 911 Shield app?

A: Below are a few excellent reasons one should download Warrior Shield:

Q: Can the app track my location without me signaling for assistance?

A: No. The app does not allow anyone to view your location without you signaling for assistance or setting an iFriend Watch timer.

Q: Do I need to fill out the entire registration form, such as my medical history?

A: No. Most of the fields in the registration and profile, such as medical information, emergency contacts and physical descriptions, are optional and you should only fill them out if you desire.

Q: Can I use the app off campus?

A: Yes. You will be prompted to call 911 through the app if you use it from off campus.

Q: What is an iReport?

A: iReport provides a way for members of the community to send non-emergency reports to TAMUCT police through text with the added ability to upload photos and video to accompany the report. Reports made this way may also be made anonymously.

Q: What is a Friend Watch?

A: Friend Watch is a peer to peer way to look after your friends. This feature allows users to create an alert by including information about location and description of activity, and start a timer for how long it would take. At the end of the time period, if the user hasn’t pressed the OK button, an alert would be sent to the user’s emergency contact. The emergency contact would then be able to contact TAMUCT Police. 

Q: What is an Escort Request?

A: The escort request button provides users a method of requesting a police Officer to escort anyone on campus to or from their vehicle.

Q: How do I opt-out (remove myself) from receiving 911 Cellular alerts?

A: To opt-out, simply login to the 911 Cellular system (with your username and password) and change your account preferences. You may opt-out of email alerts only, SMS alerts only, or the entire service.

Q: How do I control how I receive notifications?

A: You are given an opportunity to choose whether you want to receive notifications via cell phone text message and/or by email.  You can also specify one other alternate contact number and email address.

Enrolling in 911 Cellular

Q: How do students sign up for 911 Cellular alerts?

A: If you are a student you are automatically signed up for 911 Cellular. Students can login with the following credentials: 
Username: myCT email address; Example: john.doe@my.tamuct.edu 
Password: Student ID Number

Q: How do employees sign up for 911 Cellular alerts?

A: If you are an employee, you are automatically signed up for 911 Cellular. Employees log on with the following credentials: 
Username: Email address; Example: john.doe@tamuct.edu 
Password: Employee ID Number

Q: What if I have additional questions or problems?

A: If you have questions or if additional information is needed please contact the Help Desk at (254) 519-5466.