Schneider Avenue Building closed on Tuesday October 10, 2023 at 3 p.m.

October 10, 2023
A sidewalk on the PNW Hammond Campus during fall

Dear faculty members, students, and staff,

We hope you are well and enjoying your fall break. We want to inform you about an upcoming evaluation of the Gunshot Detection System at the Schneider Avenue building.

Date: October 10, 2023, Tuesday

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST

During this evaluation, we will be conducting gun-related scientific tests, with blank ammunition, to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Gunshot Detection System. As safety is our utmost priority, we want to ensure that the system performs accurately to enhance the security of our campus.

To ensure the safety of everyone present, we need to temporarily close the Schneider Avenue building (SAB) during the test period. Therefore, we kindly request all faculty, students, and staff vacate the building from 3 p.m.  CST on October 10, 2023. Note that Dr. Wei Dai, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, along with his research team, will collect real gunshot sounds to enhance the next-generation AI-driven and cost-effective gunshot detection system.

We understand that this temporary closure may cause some inconvenience, but it is essential for the safety assessment of the Gunshot Detection System.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in making PNW a safer place for all.


Brian Miller
Director of Public Safety
Purdue University Northwest
(219) 989-2994 Office