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Public Safety

Violent or Criminal Behavior

Emergency Contacts

  • Campus Police Department 9111
  • If Campus Police cannot be reached 911

The Department of Public Safety is located in the Main Building, room N-102 and provides you with 18-hour help and protection. This service is provided at least six days a week on a year-round basis.

  1. Everyone is asked to assist in making the campus a safe place by being alert to suspicious situations and promptly reporting them.
  2. If you are a victim or a witness to any on-campus offense … AVOID RISKS!
  3. Promptly notify the Public Safety Department at ext. 9111 as soon as possible and report the incident, including the following:
    • Nature of the incident.
    • Location of the incident.
    • Description of person/s involved.
    • Description of property involved.
  4. If you observe a criminal act or whenever you observe a suspicious person on campus, immediately notify Public Safety and report the incident.
  5. Assist the officer/s when they arrive by supplying them with all additional information and ask others to cooperate.
  6. Should gunfire or an explosive discharge occur on the campus take cover immediately using all available concealment. After the disturbance seek emergency first aid if necessary.
  7. What to do if taken hostage:
    • Be patient. Time is on your side. Avoid drastic action.
    • The initial 45 minutes are the most dangerous. Follow instructions, be alert and stay alive. The captor is emotionally unbalanced. Don’t take any action/s that could hazard your well-being.
    • Don’t speak unless spoken to and then only when necessary. Don’t talk down to the captor who may be in an agitated state. Avoid appearing hostile. Maintain eye contact with the captor at all times if possible, but do not stare. Treat the captor like royalty, but do not patronize.
    • Try to rest. Avoid speculating. Comply with instructions as best you can. Avoid arguments. Expect the unexpected.
    • Be observant. You may be released or escape. The personal safety of others may depend on your memory.
    • Be prepared to answer the police on the phone. Be patient, wait. Attempt to establish rapport with the captor. If medications, first aid, or restroom privileges are needed by anyone, say so. The captor/s in all probability do not want to harm person/s held by them. Such direct action further implicates the captor in additional offenses.


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