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General Description
Requirements
Overview of Steps
Detailed Steps
Subject Experts
Violent or Criminal Behavior
Procedure

Document Number: EMER--116p Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Facilities and Safety Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 02/13/2012

General Description
Description / Scope:

Information about violent or criminal behavior relative to emergency services policies and procedures.


Purpose:

Delineation of procedure.


Who Performs / Responsibility: All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

When to Perform: As needed

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Requirements
Pre-Knowledge: Before performing this task you must know:
Current University policy
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Equipment: Policy and Procedure Handbook

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Overview of Steps
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Violent or Criminal Behavior

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Detailed Steps
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Violent or Criminal Behavior


How to Do:

1. In the event of an imminent threat to personal safety or property, dial 911.  While reporting the incident, include the following information:

· Nature of the incident.

· Location of the incident.

· Description of person(s) involved.

· Description of property involved.

2. Contact Campus Security and/or the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety at the earliest possible opportunity. If the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety is unavailable, notify the Executive Vice President at the earliest possible opportunity.

3. In all other cases, contact Campus Security and/or the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety. If the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety is unavailable, notify the Executive Vice President at the earliest possible opportunity.

4. Everyone is asked to assist in making the campus a safe place by being alert to suspicious situations and promptly reporting them.

5. If you are a witness to any on-campus crime, avoid putting yourself at risk!

6. If you observe a criminal act or whenever you observe a suspicious person on campus, immediately call Campus Security and report the incident.

7. Assist the officers when they arrive by supplying them with all additional information.

8. Should gunfire or discharged explosive hazard the campus, take cover immediately and call 911 as soon as possible.

9. If taken hostage, current wisdom suggests best practices:

· Be patient and remember that time is on your side. Avoid drastic action and remain calm.

· The initial 45 minutes are the most dangerous. Follow instructions, be alert and stay alive.

· 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.

· Try to rest. Avoid speculating. Comply with instructions as best as you can. Avoid arguments.

· 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 and wait. Attempt to establish rapport with the captor. If medications, first aid, or restroom privileges are needed by anyone, say so. The captors in all probability do not want to harm persons held by them. Such direct action further implicates the captor in additional offenses.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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