Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
The Department of Campus Safety will be responsible for notifying the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. This notification can be all of or part of our emergency notification capability to include: e-mail, Alert-U text notification, telephone alert, internet alert, fire alarm evacuation or alert (specific building or entire campus), in person notification, Emergency Call-box voice alert, bull-horn or other means.
Las Positas College will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
Campus Safety Officers are responsible for the confirmation that there is a significant emergency on campus. The Director of Campus Safety or in his absence, the on-duty administrator, will determine the content of the notification, and initiate the appropriate campus notification system.
The campus authority for carrying out this process is the Director of Campus Safety and the college president or his/her designate in the event of his/her absence.
The Department of Campus Safety will test the college emergency response and evacuation procedures at least once during the Fall and Spring semesters. A description of the exercise to include the date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced in advance will be documented in an Incident Report written by the Department of Campus Safety and kept on file.