The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office works closely with the President and office of College Relations to relay vital information to the college community in the event of an emergency or the risk of an emergency.

An emergency is an event that threatens the safety of the campus community and may require an immediate and rapid response from police, fire or emergency medical personnel. A risk is an event that has the potential to become an emergency.

When an emergency or risk occurs, we will communicate as quickly as possible through Brookdale’s emergency notification system. Details of an emergency may be limited at first, but we will continue to provide updates until the situation is resolved.

The College’s goal is to be open, accountable and accessible to all audiences, while being mindful of legal and privacy concerns.

All current students and employees are automatically enrolled in the RAVE Alert system, and will only receive an emergency notification (labeled “Bdale Alert”) in the event of an emergency or a weather-related school closing.  Brookdale provides this service free of charge to all members of the campus community.

STUDENTS: To ensure that your contact information is current, please take a minute to update your information in Self Service. View a PDF with instructions on updating your cell phone number and carrier in Self Service.

The Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 732-224-2222. Regional location security desks can be reach at:

Freehold: 732-625-7000   •   Long Branch: 732-229-8440   •   Neptune: 732-774-3363   •   Wall: 732-280-7090

Campus Resources

Sheriff’s Office

Emergency Management Plan Quick Reference Guide Lincroft Campus

Faculty Resource Guide

Reporting an Incident or Emergency

SaVE Act Implementation at Brookdale

Counseling Department

Confidential Crisis & Personal Counseling

Disability Services

LGBTQ Ally Program


Campus Map with Emergency Assembly Locations

Emergency Phone Locations

College Policy 2.1000 – Campus Security

College Policy 2.1001 – Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights

Student Conduct Code

External Resources

180 – Turning Lives Around

CDC Emergency Preparedness

GLBT National Help Center

Monmouth Resource Net

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NJ 211

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

Office of Homeland Security: Emergency Preparedness

In Case of an Emergency

Emergency Notification Procedure

Whenever possible, the College will communicate during each stage of an emergency situation: pre-emergency, at the onset, during and post-emergency.

At this stage of an emergency, limited information may be available. During the pre-emergency stage, College officials meet to determine how to handle a pending emergency. As appropriate, information will be provided to the Brookdale community.

At the onset and during an emergency
The College will communicate actions that should be taken immediately and indicate whether the situation requires individuals to evacuate, take shelter or secure their location. Updates will be provided during an emergency whenever possible through the appropriate notification channels.

When the emergency is over a final update will be sent to inform the campus of how the incident was resolved. Grief counseling, support groups, memorial observances, safety seminars or other services may need to be established based on the nature of the emergency. The Brookdale community will be notified of available services as necessary.

Evacuation Procedures for Students with Disabilities
If evacuation is necessary, follow these procedures:

Notification Channels

Brookdale uses a combination of the following to communicate during an emergency:

RAVE Text Alert System
Emergency alerts will be sent to the mobile devices of Brookdale staff and students.

Cisco Phone System
All Brookdale telephones will be used to broadcast emergency announcements; these will be audible, via the phone speakers.

Employee Voicemail
A recorded message will be sent to all Brookdale telephones at the onset and conclusion of emergency situations.

Recorded Message on the College’s Main Number
A message will play on 732-224-2345 for all incoming calls.

Broadcast messages will be sent to all Brookdale employee and student email accounts at each stage of an emergency situation.

An emergency announcement will be posted on the Brookdale home page with a click-through to detailed information.

Social Media
Facebook and Twitter may be used to provide information about emergency situations and to answer questions from users.

Brookdale Public Radio – WBJB 90.5FM
Brookdale’s radio station will transmit information over the airwaves and post updates to its website at