Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures

The Department of Public 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 campus. This notification can be all or part of our emergency notification capability to include e-mail, text notification, telephone alert, internet alert, fire alarm evacuation or alert (specific building or entire campus), in-person notification, Emergency Call-box voice alert, or Campus Shield.

Peralta Community College District College will, without delay, and considering the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system campus shield.

Campus Safety Security Officers are responsible for the confirmation that there is a significant emergency on campus. The Director of Public 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 responsible for carrying out this process is the Director of Public Safety and the college president or his/her designate in the event of his/her absence.

The Department of Public Safety will test the college emergency response and evacuation procedures at least once during the Fall and Spring semesters. A description of the exercise will include the date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced in advance, and will be documented in a Daily Activity Report (DAR) by the Department of Campus Incidents to be kept on file.