Safety & Security Quick Reference Guide

Dear colleagues,

This Quick Reference Guide addresses common emergencies or situations and outlines initial and follow-on actions required during such events.

College employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the current version of the PDCCC Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) which provides greater detail than this reference guide.

Franklin Campus Safety and Security Officer/Emergency Operations Coordinator is Mr. Eric Shaffer, located room 130D in the main Franklin Building. Mr. Shaffer’s phone numbers are 757.569.6721 or 757.802.0325, email: eshaffer@pdc.edu.

Please review this guide on receipt and utilize it when required.

Joe Edenfield
Vice President
Finance and Administration


PAUL D. CAMP COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMERGENCY BASIC QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Call 911 or 757.569.6721 for Campus Security (Note: If you call from a campus telephone dial 9-911). Contact Campus Security as soon as possible to report incident. Campus Security – 757.569.6721 or 757.802.0325 (24 hours)

Detailed safety and security information may be found at; http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security

Emergency Notifications — PDCCC notifies employees, students and the public of an emergency using PDCCC Alert via internet (http://alert.pdc.edu) and via other resources, including alarms, loudspeakers, email, and voicemail.

Suspicious or Criminal Activities/Disruptive Person on Campus – PDCCC Silent witness program is an internet based tool that allows students, staff and faculty to anonymously report crimes, safety concerns, fire dangers and suspicious/disruptive individuals to Campus Security. A Silent Witness report link is found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security. You may also file a report by telephone 757.569.6721 or in person to the campus security officer.

Bomb Threat or Suspicious Device/Package
If you discover a suspicious package, DO NOT approach, pick up, kick or otherwise touch the package. DO NOT sound fire alarms or use cell phones as they may trigger the explosive device. Evacuate area, alert others nearby and report package location to nearest campus security officer or administrator. Should you receive a phoned-in bomb threat obtain as much critical information as possible, for example, where is the device, when will be explode, and listen for other background noises to help officials narrow the search for the culprit. Contact local police/fire department at 911 or college security at 757.802.0325.


FIRE OR EXPLOSION

NOTIFICATION: The individual discovering the fire or explosion shall immediately activate the closest fire alarm and contact security at (757)802-0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.

SIGNAL: The fire alarms at all PDCCC locations, (flashing strobe lights/loud intermittent tone) are the signal to evacuate the building. Treat all signals as real and evacuate.

ACTION: Evacuate the building following the safest evacuation route; evacuation guides showing exit routes are posted in classrooms, offices, laboratories and restrooms. Gather at the nearest Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) as indicated on the evacuation guide. EAA are identified by blue and white numeric signs located 300 feet from buildings. Close but do not lock the door to classroom, office or laboratory and leave lights on.

ASSEMBLY: Remain in the assembly area until released by security. Instructors shall be prepared to report missing students to fire wardens, DO NOT REENTER THE BUILDING! Do not attempt to leave the campus in your motor vehicle; it may interfere with the arrival of fire equipment. Obey all directions issued by fire or police personnel.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using; PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.

FALSE ALARMS: PDCCC fire alarm system is serviced by SIMPLEX Co. unless notified by security or buildings and grounds personnel that system has malfunctioned the alarm will be forwarded to the appropriate fire station. Buildings and grounds personnel shall verify alarm functionality and notify SIMPLEX at 888.746.7539, security at 757.802.0325 and ECO at 757.567.4447. Personnel must identify SIMPLEX Account when confirming equipment status:

Work Force Development Center account
210-6181

Franklin account
210-6173

Suffolk account
210-6183


GAS LEAK

NOTIFICATION: The individual discovering an odor of gas inside a building shall immediately activate the closest fire alarm and contact:
Security 757.802.0325
Emergency Coordination Officer 757.567.4447
Buildings and Grounds Superintendent 757.354.7955
Suffolk 757.377.7328
Franklin 757.651.8302
Smithfield 757.651.8302

SIGNAL: The fire alarms at all PDCCC locations, (flashing strobe lights/loud intermittent tone) are the signal to evacuate the building. Treat all signals as real and evacuate.

ACTION: Evacuate the building following the safest evacuation routes which are posted in classrooms, offices, laboratories and restrooms. Gather at the nearest Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) as indicated on the evacuation guide. EAA are identified by blue and white numeric signs located 300 feet from buildings. Close but do not lock the door to classroom, office or laboratory and leave lights on.

ASSEMBLY: Remain in the Emergency Assembly Area until released by security. Instructors shall be prepared to report missing students to fire wardens, DO NOT REENTER THE BUILDING! Do not attempt to leave the campus in your motor vehicle; it may interfere with the arrival of fire equipment. Obey all directions issued by fire or police personnel.

Gas Company Emergency Services: Buildings & Grounds Personnel shall shut off main gas valves and contact appropriate gas company, campus security, and Emergency Coordination Officer.

Franklin Campus (includes WFC) Southside Gas 757.562.3918
Suffolk Campus Virginia Natural Gas 877.572.3342
Smithfield Center Columbia Natural Gas 800.544.5606


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE URGENT CARE EVENT

NOTIFICATION: In all urgent care events occurring on campus summoning trained emergency medical assistance is the first action. Emergency Medical Services may be obtained by dialing 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.

DEFINITION: A life threatening or potentially life threatening in the opinion of a reasonable man without specialized medical training. Examples are:

  • Profuse Bleeding
  • Unconsciousness
  • Chest pains and difficulty in breathing
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Extreme intoxication either from alcohol or drugs
  • Injuries resulting from a sexual assault

Extremely intoxicated individuals found on college property may not be turned over to friends for transport or allowed to self-transport, college personnel have a duty to ensure that the incapacitated individual will reach a medical facility. Only EMS or the police can guarantee that.

Notify Campus Security at, (757)802-0325 and the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447, after calling emergency medical services.

ACTION: Do not render first aid or CPR unless certified to do so. Do not leave the victim alone. Do not move the victim unless his/her position exposes them to additional risk, i.e., falling debris. Do not administer liquids. Give as much information as possible to responding emergency medical personnel. Provide clear and concise location data to first responders.

Submit a Medical Response Report found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE NON-URGENT CARE EVENT

NOTIFICATION: Non-urgent events may come to the attention of college officials either through observation or self-reporting by the victim.
Definition: An injury that in the opinion of a reasonable man without specialized medical training is non-life threatening. Examples are:

  • Sprains, Broken bones, and Minor Lacerations

ACTION: It is preferable in non-urgent care events that the individual if capable self-treat with supplies provided by the college

Do not render first aid or CPR unless certified to do so. Do not leave the victim alone. Do not move the victim unless his/her position exposes them to additional risk, i.e., falling debris. Do not administer liquids. Give as much information as possible to responding emergency medical personnel. Provide clear and concise location data to first responders.

COLLEGE PERSONNEL ARE PROHIBITED from providing non-urgent care to minors without the consent of a guardian or parent.

MEDICAL SUPPLY LOCATIONS:
FRANKLIN MAIN
Admissions Office – room 126
Welding shop – room 143
Nursing Faculty Cluster – room 136
Safety & Security Office –room 130D

Work force Development Center
Main administrative office

HOBBS Campus
Main administration cluster – room 100
Safety and Security office room 107C

PDCCC Center at Smithfield
Main administration office – room 202

Notify either security at 757.802.0325 or Emergency Coordinator at 757-567-4447 of treatment. Submit a Medical Response Report, and include all treatment actions taken by the individual or responding college employee. Report form is found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.


SEVERE WEATHER/TORNADO

TORNADO WATCH – A TORNADO WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADO AND THAT TORNADOS ARE POSSIBLE.

TORNADO WARNING – A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT A TORNADO HAS BEEN SIGHTED OR HAS BEEN INDICATED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND MIGHT BE HEADED YOUR WAY.

NOTIFICATION: Upon receipt of a tornado/severe weather WARNING from the national weather service the college will direct staff, students, faculty and visitors to take shelter in a designated storm shelter. Storm Shelters are equipped with flashlights, first aid kits and whistles. Notification will be made using PDCAlert, mass emails via blackboard, VCCS network, additionally voice notification will be made by safety personnel. A several short siren tones will indicate direction to take shelter followed by specific instructions from safety personnel

ACTION: Take shelter in one of the designated Storm Shelters inside a permanent facility. Modular building occupants should proceed immediately to the nearest shelter, do not remain inside a modular structure. If unable to reach a designated shelter, go to the nearest restroom as an alternative. Remain in the shelters until an all clear is sounded by college safety personnel.

If caught outside and unable to reach an inside shelter, exit your motor vehicle and lie down in a depression or against a curb. Do not remain in your motor vehicle.

In the event of injury contact either security at (757)802-0325 or 911 if injuries are life threatening. Remain with any victims until medical aid arrives.

Tornado Shelters
Franklin: rooms 121 or 144
WFC: rooms 214 or main admin office
Hobbs: rooms 100 or 112
Smithfield: room stairwell near elevator

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure following a severe weather event will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.

CRIME

ACTION: For crimes in progress call the local police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.
Notify Security at 757.802.0325 and the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.

Crime may also be reported anonymously using PDCCC’s Silent Witness Program. Forms can be found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.


SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE

WITNESS ACTION: If you witness an assault/rape in progress call 911 for police from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.
Notify Security at (757)-802-0325 and the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.
Take action to stop the assault, yelling FIRE has proven to be an effective alarm in drawing more people to the incident.
Make a mental picture of the attacker, get a license plate number, and look for distinguishing features of the attacker. Concentrate on physical characteristics rather than clothing.
Stay with the victim; provide assistance in preserving the victim’s modesty.

VICTIM ACTION: If attacked resist; use keys, pencils or fingers to attack the eyes of the attacker. Yell FIRE to draw a crowd.
Call the police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.
Notify security at (757)802-0325 or Emergency Coordinating Officer at 757.567.4447. You or a bystander may submit “Sexual Misconduct Incident Reporting Form” found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.
Support services are summarized at: http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.
If possible, do not change your clothes, shower, eat or drink between the time of the attack and the trip to the hospital. Bring a change of clothes or have a friend or family member bring them for you, as the clothes worn during the attack will are used for evidence. The rape examination has a two-fold purpose: to ensure the well-being of the victim and to preserve evidence for use in prosecution of the perpetrator. Counselors will be on hand to help you understand the process and provide support.
Even if you do not choose to prosecute, it is important that you have a physical examination after the attack. Besides bruises or other physical injuries, you may have been exposed to sexually transmitted diseases that require treatment. An HIV/AIDS test may also help ease your mind, although additional testing six months after the assault may be necessary to completely eliminate the threat of AIDS/HIV.
Remember it is never too late to deal with a sexual assault and the college will assist you in every way possible. Links to agencies that can help are on the PDCCC web site under Safety and Security.


POWER OUTAGE/DOWNED POWER LINES

ACTION: In the event of a power outage exceeding 20 minutes faculty, staff and students should go into the light as provided by emergency lighting in the hallways.

For power outages lasting more than 30 minutes classes should be dismissed and students advised to monitor PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news media for information on class cancellations and school closings.

For downed power lines the individual discovering the downed lines shall contact:
Security – 757.802.0325
Emergency Coordination Officer 757.567.4447
Buildings and Ground Superintendent 757.354.7955
Buildings and Grounds:
Suffolk 757.377.7328
Franklin 757.651.8302
Smithfield 757.651.8302
Workforce Center 757.556.6361

If possible without endangering yourself or others remain near the downed power lines and warn others away until relieved by campus security personnel or emergency responders.

Buildings and Grounds personnel shall notify:
Franklin Campus – Franklin Power Company 757.562.8568 or .757.562.8575
Suffolk Campus – Dominion Power Company 888.667.3000
Center at Smithfield – Dominion Power Company 888.667.3000


EARTHQUAKE

ACTIONS: Assume the fetal position; it is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get NEXT TO and/or UNDER an object, such as a sofa, desk, table or a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.
Do not shelter under a doorway and do not sit on stairs during or after an earthquake.
Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible.
Get out of your motor vehicle and take shelter next to it.
If outside during an earthquake remain as far away from buildings or structures and assume the fetal position in an open area.
If in wheelchair, leave chair & take shelter next to table, desk or large bulky object.
When movement ceases, proceed to nearest Emergency Assembly Area.
Follow emergency medical procedures, as required.
Notify Campus Security 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447
DO NOT reenter building until allowed to do so by proper authority.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


SUICIDE THREATS AND ATTEMPTS

ACTION: Don’t keep a deadly secret. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide tell someone. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1.800.273.8255, is a free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the crisis center nearest your location.
Notify Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.
Support services are summarized at: http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security
Call 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone and ask for medical assistance.
Do not leave the person alone.
Encourage the individual to talk, listen and do not interrupt.
Do not allow a crowd together.
If the individual has attempted but failed to complete a suicide follow the emergency medical procedures.


BOMB THREATS/TELEPHONE THREATS

Actions to take during call

  1. Instructions: Be calm, courteous. Listen. Do not interrupt the caller. IF POSSIBLE, notify office mate to contact campus security.
  2. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Pretend difficulty in hearing; keep caller talking. Try to document the date, time and exact wording of the caller’s message.
  3. Questions to ask:
    1. When will the bomb go off?
    2. Where is the Bomb? Building? Area?
    3. What kind of Bomb?
    4. Where are you?
    5. What is your name and address?
    6. How do you know so much about the bomb?

Actions to Take immediately After Call

  1. Notify Security at, 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at (757)567-4447 they will begin the process of building evacuation.
  2. Notify first responders by calling 9-911 from a college telephone or 911 from a personal device.
  3. As soon as possible after the call, document the threat using the list provided below:
  4. Date; __________________ Time: ____________________

Office number that received the call:-
Phone number on caller ID:
Caller’s Voice Identity (male, female, etc.)
Caller’s voice characteristics (Loud, accent, soft, lisp, etc.)
Caller’s grammar (poor, excellent, etc.)
Caller’s manner (calm, incoherent, laughing)
Caller’s speech (fast, hesitant, stutter, lisp, slurred, etc.)
Caller’s accent (foreign, regional)
Background noises (street traffic, trains, planes, PA system)
Did the caller seem familiar with the inside of the facilities? yes? NO?
On a separate piece of paper or computer, write out the caller’s message and any other comments.


LOST OR KIDNAPPED CHILD

The Code of Virginia, Section 2.2-1161.1, requires state agencies housed in state owned and/or leased buildings to implement plans and procedures for the prevention of child abduction and recovery of lost children in facilities serving the Commonwealth of Virginia. These plans and procedures are generally identified as CODE ADAM PLAN.

ACTIONS:

The individual discovering the either a kidnapping or becomes aware of a lost child shall immediately notify the Campus Dean or Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447. They in turn will initiate CODE ADAM procedures and contact police authorities.

Notification will be made using PDCAlert, mass emails via blackboard, VCCS network, and voice notification made by safety personnel. The notification will be “The College is in Lock Down for a CODE ADAM emergency” the verbal command will be preceded by three (3) short siren tones.

Staff, students and faculty should remain in their classrooms, offices or laboratories during the search for the child and/or kidnapper.

No one will be permitted to leave the campus in motor vehicles until cleared by the police.

The campus dean and/or VP for work Force development will be designated the incident commander and coordinate search efforts with the local police when they arrive. The local police will assume incident command upon arrival.

Personnel designated in the CODE ADAM plan will proceed to their assigned exit locations and prevent departure of all personnel.

Personnel designated in the CODE ADAM plan to search the campus and building facilities will coordinate their effort with the appropriate campus dean and police.
Police will release personnel from classrooms after determining that the victim is elsewhere.

College personnel who recover a lost or kidnapped child may only release the child to police officials.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


HAZMAT SPILL/CONTAMINATION

ACTION:
The individual discovering a HAZMAT spill or contamination inside a building shall immediately activate the closest fire alarm or dial 911 or 9-911 from a college telephone and request fire services.

Do not attempt to clean up the spill.

SIGNAL: The fire alarms at all PDCCC locations, (flashing strobe lights/loud intermittent tone) are the signal to evacuate the building. Treat all signals as real and evacuate.
Notify Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447
Evacuate the building following the safest evacuation route; evacuation guides showing exit routes are posted in classrooms, offices, laboratories and restrooms. Gather at the nearest Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) as indicated on the evacuation guide. EAA are identified by blue and white numeric signs located 300 feet from buildings. Close but do not lock the door to classroom, office or laboratory and leave lights on.
Remain in the assembly area until released by campus security. Instructors shall be prepared to report missing students to fire wardens, DO NOT REENTER THE BUILDING!

If directly exposed to the contaminant do not expose others, remain away from assembly areas and await first responders.

Individual’s discovering a HAZMAT spill or contamination outside a college facility shall immediately notify Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.56706744.
Remain near but do not expose yourself to the Hazardous material and warn others away from the area.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


SUSPICIOUS MAIL OR PACKAGES

Item(s) may have excessive postage, handwritten or poorly typed addresses, incorrect titles, title but no name, common words misspelled, oil stains, discolorations or odor, no return address, excessive weight, lopsided or uneven envelope, protruding wires, excessive security material such as masking tape, string, etc., visual distractions, ticking sound, overly restrictive endorsements such as personal or confidential. If you suspect the mail or package contains an explosive device, radiological, biological or chemical threat:

ACTION: Immediately evacuate the area and warn others to avoid the area and:

Notify Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447. DO NOT activate telephones or cell phones while near the suspect item.

Call 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone and report your suspicions to police. DO NOT activate telephones or cell phones while near the suspect item.

Do not open, shake or move item. If exposed to powders or liquids remove any exposed clothing. If powders or liquids come into contact with your skin flush the skin with water until first responders arrive.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


ACCIDENTAL POISONING

Treat event as a Medical Emergency and call 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.

Call the Poison Control Center 1.800.222.1222

Notify Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.

Submit a Medical Response Report found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security.


FLOODING/BROKEN WATER PIPES

There are several classrooms and laboratories on the college campuses that have in floor electrical receptacles, low standing electronic equipment and all rooms have standard electrical outlets. A danger of electrical shock exists should any of these devices become exposed to water due to flooding or infrastructure failures.

ACTION:

Evacuate the area.

Notify the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at: 757.354.7955
Suffolk Maintenance 757.377.7328
Franklin Maintenance 757.651.8302
Work Force Center 757.556.6361
Smithfield Center 757.651.8302

Notify Campus Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.


DEATH ON CAMPUS

The individual discovering a body or observing a death on campus shall call the local Police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone. Notify Campus Security at, 757.802.0325 and the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447 after calling emergency medical services.
Remain with the body and permit no one to move or remove any items from the body until the arrival of the police.


GUNMAN ON CAMPUS LOCKDOWN

Call police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.

Notify Security at, 757.802.0325 and/or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447. Security will immediately order a “Campus wide Lockdown”. The signal that a lock down has been ordered is a continuous siren signal repeated and followed by verbal direction that a “LOCKDOWN” is in effect. Notification will be made using PDCAlert, VCCS email, College CCTV and public address system as well as mass email to students, staff and faculty.

ACTIONS:
Security Personnel will lock all entrances and exits.

Lock and barricade classrooms, offices and laboratory doors, turn off lights and computers, move away windows/doors, remain quiet, turn off or set cell phones to vibrate. Prepare for an extended stay. If possible without endangering yourself or others call security and give your name, telephone, where you are and how many people are with you.

DO NOT respond to fire alarms after a LOCKDOWN has been initiated; it may be a ploy by the gunman.
Do not open your door to anyone other than police.

Obey the instructions of police, they must assume that everyone is a potential threat until they can determine otherwise. The police will move you to a central assembly area and provide instructions, do not leave these assembly areas until told to do so by the police.

If in the library or hallways when a LOCKDOWN is initiated proceed to the nearest classroom, office or laboratory. Do Not shelter in restrooms or library.

If outside the building when a LOCKDOWN is initiated leave the campus or make your way to a classroom, office or laboratory. Do Not shelter in a car on campus.

Do not return to campus until the college releases an official message indicating that it is safe to return and normal college operations have been restored. Notification will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


WEAPON ON CAMPUS

College Policy 1046

PDCCC POLICY 1046 ON WEAPONS

“Possession or carrying of any weapon by any person, except a police officer, is prohibited on college property in academic buildings, administrative office buildings, student centers, child care centers, dining facilities and places of like kind where people congregate, or while attending any college-sponsored sporting, entertainment or educational events. Entry upon the aforementioned college property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.”
Employees agree to this policy and all other policies by accepting continuing employment. Students agree to this and all other policies by their continuing enrollment and participation in activities and events”.

If you see or know of a weapon on campus notify Security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447 or submit a Silent Witness Report found at http://www.pdc.edu/safety-and-security

AIRCRAFT DISASTER
In the event an aircraft crashes onto a campus or into a college facility the individual discovering the crash shall immediately activate the closest fire alarm or dial 911, 9-911 from college telephones and contact campus security at 757.802.0325 or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447.

ACTION:
Follow the evacuation procedures established for fire and/or explosion.
Ensure that students, staff and faculty assemble at the EAA farthest from the crash site and await instruction from campus security or fire personnel

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Notification of class cancellation or school closure will be made using PDCAlert, Blackboard and local news sources.


UNATTENDED CHILDREN ON CAMPUS

In order to ensure safety of all children on college property, unattended children are not permitted on campus. Risks of a child falling prey to a sexual predator, abducted or being seriously injured is a primary concern of PDCCC. Unattended children, if found on campus by a college employee should be asked to remain where they are and the employee should contact either Campus Security or the local police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from college telephone.

Campus Security can be contacted at:
Campus Security 757.802.0325
Franklin 757.569.6721
Workforce Center 757.569.6721
Hobbs Campus 757.925.6319
Smithfield Center 757.802.0325

Children may only be turned over to police or campus security personnel by college employees.
This measure is necessary to ensure that protective orders are not violated and reflects our inability to determine with certainty the relationship of the child to adult seeking to retrieve custody. Workforce Center Event Specialists are not part of the Campus Security Force.


GUNMAN ON CAMPUS EMERGENCY EVACUATION

Call police at 911 from a personal device or 9-911 from a college telephone.

Notify Security at, 757.802.0325 and/or the Emergency Coordination Officer at 757.567.4447. Security will immediately order a “Campus wide Lockdown”. The signal that a lock down has been ordered is a continuous siren signal repeated and followed by verbal direction that a “LOCKDOWN” is in effect. Notification will be made using PDCAlert, VCCS email, College CCTV and public address system as well as mass email to students, staff and faculty.

FRANKLIN ACTIONS: Security Personnel may direct emergency evacuation instead of lockdown depending on circumstances. If an emergency evacuation is ordered, and for persons outside of a college building during a lockdown, students and staff should make their way to either the BB&T Bank on College Dr. or Blake Ford on Armory Drive and wait there for police or college security to arrive.

HOBBS ACTIONS: If an emergency evacuation is ordered, and for persons outside of a college building during a lockdown, students and staff should make their way to the YMCA and wait there for police or college security to arrive.

SMITHFIELD CENTER ACTIONS: If an emergency evacuation is ordered, and for persons outside of a college building during a lockdown, students and staff should make their way to the YMCA and wait there for police or college security to arrive.