• If you are the victim of or witness to any crime on campus, such as assault, robbery, theft, threatening behavior or overt sexual behavior, call the police at 911 immediately with the following information:
    • Nature and location of incident
    • Description and location of person(s) involved
    • Any weapons seen
    • Your name, location, department and phone number
  • If personal safety allows, try to get a good description of the criminal(s). Note height, weight, gender, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel if known.

Hostile Intruder

If you are involved in a hostile intruder situation, immediately focus on your own survival. Remember, be alert, listen to your instincts, and try to quickly decide on your best course of action. Can you safely escape? If you can, RUN and leave quickly and warn others as you are departing. When it is safe to do so, call 911 and tell police who you are, where you are calling from and what you know about the situation.

If escape is not immediately possible, then your second course of action may be to HIDE. Act quickly and find a space or room that locks, barricade the door, silence electronic devices, and remain silent until the police arrive. When possible, get behind something that will provide you with cover to serve as a barrier between you and a projectile.

If you can’t get out or hide and you determine that you are in imminent peril, take immediate action and make a plan to FIGHT! Remain committed to neutralizing the attacker by any means necessary!

Cooperate with responding police by remaining calm, displaying empty hands with open palms, and following their directions. For Hostile Intruder safety training in your work unit, please contact the UC Santa Barbara Police Department at (805) 893-3446.

Person of Concern

If you have a concern about someone on campus whose behavior is potentially violent, contact a member of the Threat Management Team http://www.tmt.ucsb.edu.

If you know that the person of concern is a student, refer to the Distressed Students Response Protocol https://studentsindistress.sa.ucsb.edu/sites/default/files/2022-01/distressed-student-protocol.pdf

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