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ETMC announces stepped-up security measures

Released by the Vice President of Operations, ETMC-Tyler:

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - East Texas Medical Center Tyler is taking steps to increase its level of on-campus security, including the immediate deployment of more security staff members.

With recent events, the security department has also evaluated on-campus security associated with cameras and lighting. To that end, we have made improvements to our overall system and will continue to upgrade our security technology. In both incidents that occurred recently, clear video images of the assailant were obtained, which are assisting law enforcement investigations.

Maintaining a safe environment requires that everyone remain vigilant and on guard. Employees and visitors should be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious individuals loitering on campus.  ETMC security escorts to and from vehicles are available to anyone on request.

Anyone wishing to report a suspicious individual may contact the ETMC security department at 903-531-8800 or call the Tyler Police Department.


Please note:

1. Some individuals have asked why licensed and concealed handguns cannot be carried inside hospitals;  Texas state law prohibits individuals from carrying firearms inside all Texas hospitals.

2. There have been no decreases in security staffing at ETMC Tyler.

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