Apr 08, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Safety & Security

The Doane College Safety Office is available for all community members of Doane College. Anyone needing assistance related to safety or security should contact the Safety Office immediately.

  • Crime Reports
  • Campus Escorts
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Building Lockouts (Academic or Athletic buildings during approved hours. For Residential Buildings please contact your RD or RA)
  • Safety Presentation
  • Parking Issues
  • Traffic Issues
  • General Questions

The Safety Office is located in the lower level of Perry Campus Center.

  • Phone:  402.826.8669
  • E-mail:  Main Safety Office: doanesafetyoffice@doane.edu
  • Website:  http://www.doane.edu/students/campus/safetyDoane Safety Office

Hours of Operation

  • Academic Year (August - May Graduation): 24/7 daily
  • Summer Hours (Graduation - August): Hours posted based on staff availability


Please refer to our Web site at www.doane.edu/students/campus/safety/parking  for information about where to park on campus. This web page includes important maps and information related to parking on campus. Residential students and Commuter students are required to park in appropriate parking lots related to their permit status. Students found in violation of Doane College parking policies face ticketing and/or towing.

Emergency Numbers

  • Local Police, Fire and Rescue:  9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone 
  • Nebraska Emergency Management Agency:  402.471.7421 (24-hour operations)
  • Web site: www.nema.ne.gov
  • Doane College Health Services:  402.826.8265
  • Doane College Facilities Operations:  402.826.8653
    • After Hours:  402.826.0060
  • Crete Area Medical Center:  402.826.2102



Reporting an Emergency

When you call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone to report an emergency, give the following information:

  • Nature of emergency (describe clearly and accurately)
  • Number of injured people and known injuries
  • Exact address or building, floor, and area
  • Tell the dispatcher that you are on the Doane College Campus
  • Your full name and telephone number from which you are calling
  • Do not hang up as additional information may be needed
  • Designate/Ask someone to meet emergency personnel outside of the building.

Residence Hall "Blue" Emergency Phones

There are four Blue Lighted phones located throughout the Crete campus residence halls (Smith, Frees, Sheldon, and Hansen). These phones provide immediate access to the Crete campus Safety Office; follow directions on the phone.

Safety Guide

The complete campus emergency guide can be found at: www.doane.edu/students/campus/safety/emergency/guide .

Emergencies, accidents and injuries can occur at any time and without warning. Doane College has established procedures for you to follow so that the effects of such situations can be minimized. This guide will acquaint you with basic safety procedures.

Please read the guide thoroughly BEFORE an emergency occurs, and become familiar with your building's Emergency Action Plan and procedures. This will enhance your ability of protecting yourself and others in emergency situations.

How to Prepare

Read the following carefully and keep a copy handy.

  • Cooperate with all practice drills and training programs.
  • Know your building's floor plan. Know where the stairs and fire extinguishers are located. Know the location of alternate exits from your area and become familiar with exits in buildings you routinely visit on campus.
  • Know exactly how many doors you will pass along your evacuation route before you reach the nearest exit door; in heavy smoke, exit signs may not be visible. Even in heavy smoke, you can count the number of doors you pass, so you will know when you reach the exit door. Be prepared for up to 72-hours in case of a serious emergency. Keep on hand such personal items as:
    • Medications
    • Flashlight and batteries
    • Books, pack of cards, etc
    • Some food items such as nutrition bars
    • Water in bottles or other containers
    • Sweater, comfortable shoes
  • Take advantage of emergency training opportunities provided by Doane.
    Training Contacts:
    • Doane Safety Office: 402.826.8669
    • Doane College Student Services: 402.826.8111
    • Doane College Human Resources: 402.826.6773

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a serious illness or injury, immediately dial 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. Provide the following information to the dispatcher: gender, approximate age, nature of injury or illness, any pertinent medical history (if known), and exact location of the victim. Give appropriate first aid if appropriately trained until Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel arrive; have someone escort EMS personnel to the scene if possible. Do not move the victim until EMS arrives.

Public Access Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)

AEDs are located around the Crete campus in the following places:

  • Communications building - Outside of Heckman Auditorium in south hallway
  • Perry Campus Center - Near the Green Desk outside of the cafeteria
  • Fuhrer Field House - Just inside the training room
  • Haddix - Main floor, south end near the desk 2nd floor, south end near the workout area
  • Sheldon Hall - Just inside the main south entrance
  • Smith Hall - Just inside the main east entrance

Weather Emergencies

Weather emergencies can pose serious threats to college personnel. When severe weather occurs, the administration will determine whether college offices will be closed. Check Doane College's webpage, call the Safety Office 402.826.8669, or listen to local TV and radio news broadcasts for this information.

Follow these recommendations if severe thunderstorms, threatening weather or tornadoes occur:

  • If weather conditions appear threatening, listen for an ALERT WARNING through commercial radio, weather radio or local television and the College sirens.
  • If you are outside, move indoors as soon as possible.
  • Move to an interior hallway or basement if time allows, or take shelter under a desk or heavy table and cover your head.
  • Avoid upper floors, large glassed areas and windows.
  • Stay out of parking areas, gymnasiums, and auditoriums.
  • Stay away from electrical service panels and appliances, including computers.
  • Use telephones for emergency calls only.
  • During the fall and spring, severe weather emergencies, such as tornados occur more frequently. Listening to small, battery-operated radio is a good way to stay informed of such conditions.
  • Stay calm and alert.

After a severe storm:

  • Stay away from downed power lines. Do not handle live electrical equipment in wet areas. Leave an area immediately if you smell gas or vapors from chemicals.
  • Help injured persons if you can do so without putting yourself at risk of injury. Provide first aid if you are trained. Report injuries by calling 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger.
  • Report damage on campus to Facilities 402.826.8653 or 402.826.0600 after hours. Use extreme caution when entering buildings. Watch for gas leaks, electrical system damage, and sewer and water line damage. Stay out of damaged buildings and return to your building only when authorities say it is safe.


An explosion is caused by a rapid expansion of gas from chemical reactions of incendiary devices. Signs of an explosion may be a very loud noise or series of noises and vibrations, fire heat or smoke, falling glass or debris, or building damage. If an explosion occurs:

  • 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone
  • Get out of the building as quickly and calmly as possible.
  • If your building has a fire alarm system, activate as you exit; otherwise follow the procedures of the building evacuation plan.
  • If you are outside, stay outside. Move quickly to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines and roadways. If your building has designated assembly area, move to that location if it is safe to do so.
  • If items are falling off of bookshelves or from ceiling, get under a sturdy table or desk.
  • If there is a fire, stay low to the floor and exit the building as quickly as possible.
  • If you are trapped in debris, tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are.
  • Assist others in exiting the building and move to designated evacuation areas. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews. Use handrails in stairwells; stay to the right.
  • Untrained persons should not attempt to rescue people who are inside a collapsed building. Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
  • Wait for and follow instructions from emergency personnel.


Determine in advance the nearest exit from your work location and the route you will follow to reach that exit in an emergency. Establish and alternate route to be used in the event your route is blocked or unsafe. During an Evacuation:

  • If time and conditions permit, secure your area, and take with you important personal items such as car keys, purse, medication, glasses, etc.
  • Follow instructions from emergency personnel.
  • Check doors for heath before opening. (Do not open door if hot.)
  • WALK - DO NOT RUN. Do not push or crowd.
  • Keep noise to a minimum so you can hear emergency instructions.
  • Use handrails in stairwells; stay to the right.
  • Assist people with disabilities.
  • Move to your assembly point unless otherwise instructed.
  • Move quickly away from the building.
  • Watch for falling glass and other debris.
  • Keep roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  • If you have relocated away from the building, DO NOT RETURN until notified that it is safe to do so.

Evacuation of Disabled Persons and Persons with Mobility Limitations:

  • For pre-planning purposes, students should contact: Student Services at 402.826.8111 or notify your Residence Life Director. Employees and faculty should contact Human Resources at 402.826.6773.
  • If immediate evacuation is necessary, be aware of the following considerations:
    • Always consult with the person in the chair regarding how best to assist.
    • Wheelchairs have moveable parts; some are not designed to withstand stress or lifting.
    • Lifting may be dangerous to you or them.
    • In a life-threatening emergency, it may be necessary to remove an individual from the wheelchair. Lifting a person with minimal mobility to move may be dangerous.
    • Wheelchairs should not be used to descend stairwells, if at all possible.
    • Non-ambulatory persons may have respirator complications. Remove them from smoke or fumes immediately and determine their needs and preferences. Those with electrical respirators should get priority assistance.

Visually Impaired Persons:

Most visually impaired persons will be familiar with their immediate area. In an emergency situation, describe the nature of the emergency and offer to act as a "sighted guide" - offer your elbow and escort him/her to a safe place. As you walk, describe where you are and advise of any obstacles. When you have reached safety, orient the person as to where you are and ask if any further assistance is needed.

Hearing Impaired Persons:

Because persons with impaired hearing may not perceive emergency alarms, an alternative warning technique is required. Two methods of warning:

  • Write a note describing the emergency and nearest evacuation route. ("Fire. Go out rear door to the right and down, NOW!")
  • Turn the light switch off and on to gain attention, and then indicate through gestures what is happening and what to do.

Fire Safety

Prepare in advance. Know the locations of alternate exits from your area. If you are located within a building, know exactly how many doors you will pass along your evacuation route before you reach the nearest exit door - in heavy smoke, exit signs may not be invisible. Even in heavy smoke, you can count the number of doors you pass, so you will know when you reach the exit door.

Fire on your Floor:

  • If your building has a fire alarm system, activate as you exit, follow the procedures outlined in your building's Emergency Action Plan.
  • Move quickly to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines and roadways. If your building has a designated assembly area, move to that location if it is safe to do so.
  • Fire Extinguisher Instructions:
    • P PULL safety pin from handle
    • A AIM (nozzle, cone horn) at base of fire
    • S SQUEEZE the trigger handle
    • S SWEEP from side to side (watch for re-flash).
  • For larger fires, GET OUT; close doors as you leave to confine the fire as much as possible.
  • If clothing catches fire, STOP...DROP...ROLL
  • Follow directions of emergency personnel, if present.

When a fire alarm is activated on your floor:

  • Proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Feel door, top and bottom, for heat (using the back of your hand). Do not open the door if it is hot. If the door is not hot, open SAOwly. Stand behind the door and to one side; be prepared to close it quickly if fire is present.
  • Exit the building in a calm manner using the stairs - NEVER use elevators. Close stairwell door behind you.
  • Stay low when moving through smoke; walk down to the ground floor and exit.
  • After you have left the building go to your designated assembly area and remain there. If there is no designated assembly point, maintain a safe distance from the building to allow ample room for emergency personnel and equipment to access the building.
  • Do not return to the area until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.

If trapped in a room:

  • Retreat: Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  • Seal cracks around the door to prevent smoke from entering. Call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone and report your location.
  • Be prepared to signal from a window but DO NOT BREAK THE GLASS unless absolutely necessary (outside smoke may be drawn in).
  • Open the window a few inches for fresh air and hang a brightly colored cloth or bed sheet out the window to alert the fire department to your location. If you have a flashlight, use it to signal at night.

If caught in smoke:

Drop to hands and knees and crawl or crouch low with head 30 to 36" above floor, watching the base of the wall as you go. Hold your breath as much as possible; breathe shallowly through nose using your blouse or shirt as filter.

If forced to advance through flames:

Hold your breath. Move quickly, covering head and hair. Keep head down and close eyes as often as possible.

Hazardous Materials Emergency

Minor spills of hazardous chemicals that pose little or no threat to safety and health can be cleaned by competent departmental personnel by following the warnings and cautions on the container's label or the material safety data sheet (MSDS). If you need assistance with clean-up of a minor spill, contact Facilities Services by calling 402.826.8653 or the Doane Safety Office at 402.826.8669.

A Hazardous Materials Emergency exists when cleanup of a spill of a hazardous material is beyond the level of knowledge, training or ability of the individuals in the immediate spill area or the spill creates a situation that is immediately dangerous to the life and health of persons in the spill area or facility.

Under these conditions:

  • Alert people in the immediate area of the spill and evacuate the room.
  • Confine the hazard by closing doors as you leave the room.
  • Use eyewash or safety showers as needed to rinse spilled chemicals on people.
  • Evacuate any nearby rooms that may be affected. If the hazard will affect the entire building, evacuate the entire building.
  • Notify the Doane Safety Office of the chemical, location and size of the spill by calling 402.828.8669. Always call from a safe location.
  • Report the following information:
    • Name and telephone number of the caller.
    • Location of the spill, name and quantity of the chemical.
    • Extent of injuries, if any.
    • Environmental concerns, such as the location of storm drains and streams.
  • For a major spill call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.
  • Procedures for laboratory personnel to handle chemical, biological or radiological spills are provided in laboratory safety plans. Trained laboratory personnel are authorized to determine appropriate emergency responses for their areas.

Chemical and Solvent Spills:

If immediate hazard exists or medical assistance is required, call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.

For small spills/those not involving immediate danger to life or property:

  • Confine the spill.
  • Evacuate and secure the immediate area; limit access to authorized personnel.
  • Notify area supervisor.

Any spill that could POTENTIALLY cause injury to a person or property must be reported to the Doane Safety Office at 402.826-8669.

Toxic Fumes Release:

If you smell gas or other toxic fumes or experience irritation, coughing, burning eyes, and/or difficulty breathing, evacuate the area immediately.

  • If you smell gas in a dark room, do not turn on lights; this action could ignite gas. Do not touch, activate, or de-activate any power switches, fire alarms, lights, etc.
  • Evacuate immediately and notify Doane Safety Office. Do not re-enter the area until advised to do so by emergency personnel.
  • Call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.

Radioactive Leak/Spill:

  • Limit the spread of the spill.
  • Notify others in the area that a spill has occurred. There is no need to evacuate the area.
  • Call the Safety office at 402.826.8669.

If skin contamination has occurred:

  • Go to the nearest sink and wash the affected area with tepid water.
  • Call Health Services at 402.826.8265.

Biological Release/Spill:

  • Decontaminate the spill with appropriate disinfectant and personal protection.
  • For a large spill or release of highly infectious materials, notify everyone in the area, secure the area, and then call the Safety Office immediately 402.826.8669.
  • If a blood borne pathogen exposure or needle stick injury has occurred go to the nearest sink and wash affected area with warm water and soap.

Power Outage

  • Notify FACILITIES at 402.826.8653 during regular business hours (between 8 am and 5:00 pm). After hours: 402.826.0060 and the Safety Office at 402.826.8669
  • Wait a few minutes for emergency power to come on to provide emergency lighting.
  • Take actions to preserve human and animal safety and health. Take actions to preserve research.
  • Keep essential research refrigerators and freezers closed throughout the outage to help keep them cold.
  • If evacuation of the building is required, assist any disabled persons and exit by stairway. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  • Laboratory personnel should secure experiments or activities that may present a danger when electrical power is off or when it is unexpectedly restored. Notify the lab supervisor immediately. If conditions are hazardous, notify the Safety Office immediately at 402.826.8669. If a laboratory fume hood is non-operational, cap all open containers and close the sash.
  • Unplug all nonessential electrical equipment, televisions, computers, and audiovisuals; turn off light switches unless needed. When power returns, a surge may blow out light bulbs and other equipment if left on.
  • Contact FACILITIES SERVICES at 402.826.8653 for information regarding scope and expected duration of outage.

If people are trapped in an elevator:

  • Tell passengers to remain calm and that you will get help.
  • Call the Safety Office at 402.826.8669.
  • Talk to passengers until emergency personnel arrive.

Physical Threat or Assault/Campus Violence:

If you are a witness to violent acts or behavior, immediately move away from the incident, and then dial 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. If you hear about an incident on campus, please stay away from that area.


Campus Violence

We cannot predict the origin of the next threat; assailants in incidents across the nation have been students, employees, and visitors. In many cases there were no obvious specific targets and the victims were unaware that they were a target until attacked. Being aware of your surroundings, taking common sense precautions, and heeding any warning information can help protect you and other members of the community.

Violent incidents such as an act of terrorism, an active shooter(s), assaults, or other forms of campus violence can occur on or proximate to the College with little or no warning. If you are witness to violent acts or behavior, immediately move away from the incident, and then dial 9-9-1-1 (from a campus telephone) or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. If you hear about an incident on campus, please stay away from that area.

If one or more of the following situations or activities is present in your building, then there is a potential higher risk of violence:

  • Working alone at night and during early morning hours.
  • Exchange of money.
  • Availability of valued items such as money and jewelry.
  • Availability of prescription drugs.
  • Working with patients, clients, customers or students known or suspected to have a history of violence.
  • Employees or former employees with a history of assaults or who exhibit belligerent, intimidating or threatening behavior.
  • Employees who have been the object of belligerent, intimidating or threatening behavior from family members or significant others.

If campus violence occurs:

  • Report the incident to the police as soon as you can if they haven't already been contacted.
  • Secure the area where the disturbance occurred. The area may be considered to be a crime scene, so leave everything untouched until the police arrive.
  • Call for medical assistance if necessary. Call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.
  • If classes and business must continue, shift personnel as needed to cover essential functions.
  • Be supportive. The victim(s), witnesses and other employees may need access to critical incident debriefing or counseling. Contact Human Resources for guidance or assistance as needed.

Suspicious Person

If you witness a person acting in an odd or unusual manner or if a person or situation makes you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and report it.

  • Do not physically confront the person.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
  • Do not block the person's access to an exit.
  • Call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. Provide as much information as possible about the person and his or her direction of travel.

Active Shooter or Assailant

An active shooter is considered to be a suspect or assailant whose activity is immediately causing serious injury or death. The incident can involve a single shooter or multiple shooters. It can be a close encounter or from a distance. It can be targeted at a student, faculty/staff or random victims. It might involve just one room or multiple locations. No two situations are alike. Shooting can occur anytime, anyplace, to anyone.

What to do:

  • Try to remain calm as your actions will influence others. Have a survival mindset because the consequences are potentially catastrophic. You need to take immediate responsibility for your personal safety and security.

Immediate Actions:

  • Run away from the threat if you can, as fast as you can.
  • If you cannot flee, lock and barricade doors. If no lock, barricade door with furniture.
  • Take adequate cover/protection behind solid objects away from the door as much as possible, i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets, etc.
  • If the assailant enters your room and leaves, lock or barricade the door behind them.
  • If safe to do so, allow others to seek refuge with you.

Protective Actions:

  • Close blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Cover windows.
  • Turn off computer monitors, radios.
  • Silence cell phones (after calling police department at 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone
  • Place signs, if safe to do so, in exterior windows to identify your location and the location of those injured.

Unsecured Areas:

  • If you find yourself in an open area, immediately seek protection.
  • Put a barrier between you and the assailant.
  • Consider trying to escape, if you know the location of the assailant and there appears to be an escape route immediately available.
  • If in doubt, find the safest area available and secure it the best way that you can.
  • If the shooter confronts you and you cannot flee, you can hide; you may choose to play dead, if other victims are around you. Your last option may be to fight back. This is dangerous, but depending on your situation, this could be your last option.

Reporting the Incident:

  • Call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. You may hear multiple rings, stay on the line until it is answered, do not hang up. Be prepared to provide as much information as possible including:
  • What is happening?
  • Location, including building name and room number.
  • Number of people at location and if there are any injured
  • Your name
  • You will be asked questions about the incident, try to note as much as possible including:
    • Specific location and direction of the assailant.
    • Number of assailants.
    • Gender, race and age of the assailant.
    • Language or commands used.
    • Physical features, i.e., height, weight, facial hair, clothing color and style, glasses.
    • Type of weapon, i.e., handgun, rifle, explosives.
    • Description of any backpack or bag.
    • Do you recognize the assailant? Do you know their name?
    • What exactly did you hear, explosions, gunshots, etc.

Un-Securing the Area:

  • The assailant may not stop until his objectives have been met or until engaged or neutralized by law enforcement.
  • Always consider the risk exposure by opening the door for any reason.
  • Attempts to rescue people only should be made if it can be done without further endangering either yourself or the persons inside of the secured area.
  • Be aware that the assailant may bang on the door, yell for help, or otherwise attempt to entice you to open the door of a secured area.
  • If there is any doubt about the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area needs to remain secured.

Law Enforcement Response:

Police will immediately respond to the area, assisted by other local law enforcement agencies, if necessary. Remember help is on the way. It is important for you to:

  • Remain inside the secure area.
  • Law enforcement will locate, contain, and stop the assailant.
  • The safest place for you to be is in a secure room.
  • The assailant may not flee when law enforcement enters the building.

Injured Persons:

  • Initial responding officers will not treat the injured or begin evacuation until the threat is neutralized and the area is secure.
  • You may need to explain this to others to calm them.
  • Once the threat is neutralized, Police and Emergency Medical Services will begin treatment and evacuation.


  • Responding officer will establish safe corridors for persons to evacuate. This may be time consuming.
  • Remain in secure areas until instructed otherwise.
  • You may be instructed to keep your hands on your head.
  • You may be searched.
  • You may be escorted out of the building by law enforcement personnel
  • After evacuation you may be taken to a triage or holding area for medical care.
  • Once you have been evacuated you will not be permitted to retrieve items or access the area until law enforcement releases the crime scene.


Bomb Threat

Bomb threats are usually received by telephone, sometimes by note or letter. Most bomb threats are made by callers who want simply to create an atmosphere of anxiety and panic-but all calls must be taken seriously. If you receive a threat of any kind, immediately call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. If possible, have another person to do this while you continue talking with the caller.

Permit the caller to say as much as possible without interruption. Then, ask a lot of questions:

  • Where is the bomb?
  • When is the bomb going to go off?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • What will cause the bomb to go off?

Take notes on everything said and on your observations about background noise, voice characteristics, caller's emotional state, etc. Use the Bomb Threat Check List below. Write down the callers exact words. Also record the following information:

  • Exact time the call is received.
  • Information about caller including:
    • Accent
    • Age
    • Background noises
    • Caller's attitude
    • Education
    • Location of caller
    • Sex
    • Speech impediments or traits

Doane Safety will advise you if evacuation is necessary. Follow instructions given by Doane Safety. If there is a threat, and you see a foreign object, DO NOT TOUCH IT.

Immediately call 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone to report any unusual object of if an explosion occurs.

Bomb Threat Check List

Remain Calm and try to hold the caller on the phone as long as possible


Number where call was received:

Time Call Received: _________ am/pm


Time Terminated: __________ am/pm

Who Received the Call?

Exact Wording of the Threat:




Gender of Caller: Male \ Female

Age of Caller: _____

Race: _______


Is the voice familiar, who does it sound like?




When possible ask caller the following questions:


When is the bomb going to explode?

Is there a special way to identify the bomb?

Where is the bomb right now?

Did you place the bomb?

What does it look like?


What kind of bomb is it?

What is your address?

What will cause it to explode?

What is your Name?



Caller's Voice:




Deep Breathing




Cracked Voice




Disguised Accent











Clearing throat


Threat Language:

Incoherent Message Read by threat Maker


Well Spoken

Taped Message

Foul Language


Background Sounds:

Street Noise

House Noises

Factory Machinery


Animal Noises


Static: PA System


Clear Voices

Office Machinery




Written Threat

If a written threat of an explosive device or other danger is received, contact the police department immediately by calling 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone. The threat should never be ignored. Save all materials, including any envelope or container. Once the message is recognized as a threat, unnecessary handling should be avoided. Every effort must be made to preserve evidence, such as fingerprints, handwriting or typewriting, paper, and postal marks, which are essential to tracing the threat and identifying the author.

Suspicious Package Procedure

If you receive or observe a suspicious letter or package that is unexpected or unknown having the following characteristics:

  • Excessive postage.
  • Misspellings of common words.
  • Foreign mail, airmail or special delivery.
  • Hand written or poorly typed address.
  • Restrictive markings such as confidential, personal, etc
  • Excessive securing - material such as masking tape, string, etc.
  • Incorrect titles
  • Excessive weight.
  • Rigid envelope.
  • Oily stains or discoloration.
  • Visual distractions.
  • Lopsided or uneven.
  • Titles but no names.
  • No return address.
  • Protruding wires or tinfoil

From a safe location notify the police department immediately by calling 9-9-1-1 from a campus telephone or 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.

  • Move people away from the package.
  • DO NOT move or open the package.
  • DO NOT investigate too closely.
  • DO NOT cover, insulate or place the package into a cabinet or drawer.


Warning Siren

The City Warning System will sound like an ultra-loud, deeper-sounding weather, police or rescue-squad siren. The siren tones are not intended to penetrate into building interiors. Tests of the City Warning Siren are conducted each week and are publicized through regular news outlets.

In a real emergency, if you hear sirens, remember to "Shelter, Shut, Stay and Seek."

  • Seek Shelter immediately.
  • Shut all doors and windows.
  • Stay away from exterior windows.
  • Seek more information

Emergency Notification

The College will use a variety of means to notify the College community of an emergency or serious weather condition including e-mail to your college account, digital signage and e2 Campus Alerts.

The Safety Office uses several channels to reach students, faculty, and staff including:

  • Text messages (SMS) to mobile devices via e2 Campus Alerts.
  • Campus-wide e-mails and digital signage.
  • Most importantly, during an emergency, share the information with others.