Crimes in Progress / Civil Disturbances


  • Call 911 and notify campus safety at (626) 529-8432.
  • Give your name, location, and telephone number.  Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so.  Advise the dispatcher of the situation and remain where you are until emergency personnel arrive or until your location is unsafe.
  • If a hostile intruder is discovered in your immediate area, and you deem it unsafe to evacuate, retreat to a secure location such as an office or room which may be locked.  Turn off all lights, remain quiet, low to the ground, and behind a desk or other furniture.
  • Do not attempt to apprehend, or interfere with, the intruder except for self-protection.
  • If safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the criminal.  Note height, weight, sex, age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and name, if known.  If the criminal is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics of the vehicle.
  • In the event of a civil disturbance, continue in as much as possible with your normal routine.  If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows.
  • Do not interfere with those persons creating the disturbance or with authorities on the scene.