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Library Policies: Emergency & Safety Procedures

General Procedures--Marian University Police Department

General Emergency Procedures

  • Always assess if anyone is injured and the severity of injuries. Immediately call 6789 or 911.
  • Provide traffic control assistance to enable emergency vehicles to respond.
  • Never speculate about the circumstances of an emergency.
  • Follow directions given by law enforcement or emergency response personnel.
  • Remain calm, keep each other informed as much as possible, reassure others.
  • Do not speak to the media; direct them to campus police or the media relations contact.

For more information about all emergency procedures, policies, actions, and plans (including weather, fire, utilities, evacuation, and criminal or safety threats), go to the Marian University Police Department site: http://www.marian.edu/campus-life/campus-safety/emergency-procedures

Active Shooter

Armed assailants and “active shooters” create highly unpredictable situations. The following guidelines are based on federal training guidelines and best practices. An alternate response may be necessary depending upon the actual situation.

Notification will be interrupted blasts of tornado siren, building coordinator, campus voice mail, campus e-mail, and/or text message. A fire alarm will indicate building evacuation.

If used, warning sirens will consist of long, continuous wails for several minutes.
All-clear siren will consist of three short bursts of the siren.

If You Are Inside a Building

And the shooter is not in your building - EXTERNAL LOCKDOWN
External lockdown are ordered when the potential threat is outside the building. Building doors are locked and no one is allowed to enter or leave the building. Faculty, Staff, and students will continue their regular schedule without leaving the building.

And the shooter is also inside your building - INTERNAL LOCKDOWN
Internal lockdowns are ordered when a potential threat is known or suspected to be in the building. All classroom and office doors are secured. Faculty, Staff, and students must remain in the classrooms and offices until the lockdown is lifted.

If you cannot get in a building - DESIGNATED SAFE PLACE
Proceed to the employees' entrance of the Office of Campus Safety and Police Services located in the Ruth Lilly Student Center. This entrance will remain accessible throughout the incident.

Campus/Building Lockdown

Notification will be delivered by building coordinator, campus voice mail, campus e-mail, and/or text message of a lockdown.

DO NOT CALL CAMPUS POLICE.

 

External Lockdown

External lockdowns are ordered when the potential threat is outside the building. Building doors are locked and no one is allowed to enter or leave the building. Faculty, Staff, and students will continue their regular schedule without leaving the building.

Internal Lockdown

Internal lockdowns are ordered when a potential threat is known or suspected to be in the building. All classroom and office doors are secured. Faculty, Staff, and students must remain in the classrooms and offices until the lockdown is lifted.

Designated Safe Place

If you are on campus and unable to gain access to a building, proceed ot the employees' entrance of the Office of Campus Safety and Police Services located in the Ruth Lilly Student Center. This entrance will remain accessible throughout the incident.

Shelter in Place

Events that trigger lockdown/shelter-in-place could include an airborne Hazardous Material Spill, severe weather or Tornado, or other dangerous situations.

Notification will be delivered by building coordinator, campus voice mail, campus e-mail, and/or text message of a lockdown.

DO NOT CALL CAMPUS POLICE.

 

IMMEDIATE ACTION

STAY INSIDE. Remain sheltered until you are given further instructions or the all-clear is announced.
Move away from windows and doors to the interior space of buildings. Take an emergency radio and flashlight, if available.

 

DON’T

DO NOT use elevators.

 

If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you should:

  • Close exterior doors and windows.
  • Campus procedures are in place that will initiate the shut-down of air handling systems for buildings so outside air is not brought into the building.
  • If specifically told to evacuate or seek medical treatment, do so immediately.

Criminal Activity

IMMEDIATE ACTION

Call campus police 6789.

 

DO

Pay attention to what they are doing and convey the following information to police:

  • Direction of travel when last seen
  • Location
  • Physical and clothing description
  • Vehicle description, license plate number
  • Weapons or tools

 

DON’T

DO NOT approach or attempt to apprehend person(s) involved.