Bomb Threats & Suspicious Packages
In case of a bomb threat or discovery of a suspicious package, dial 9-1-1 for a police dispatcher. (Note: If dialing from a campus phone or pay phone, you can obtain an outside line by first dialing "8".)
Notify Public Safety (415.621.2395 in San Francisco or 510.385.1821 in Oakland) or Facilities (415.720.1170 in San Francisco or 510.594.3609 in Oakland).
Always follow all instructions given by a police dispatcher.
Identify the employee who received the threat.
Alert employees and visitors not to turn on or use radios.
If a suspicious package is discovered, do the following:
Notify Public Safety (415.621.2395 in San Francisco or 510.385.1821 in Oakland) or Facilities (415.720.1170 in San Francisco or 510.594.3609 in Oakland). (Note: If dialing from a campus phone or pay phone, you can obtain an outside line by first dialing "8".)
Assign a staff member to prevent anyone from approaching or touching unidentified packages or objects.
Initiate an evacuation away from the location of suspicious device.
Take roll call of evacuated employees upon arrival at the predesignated assembly area.
Report all pertinent information to police personnel arriving on the scene.
Lead employees back to their floor/building after police personnel have secured the building.
Evacuation Procedures for Bomb Threat or Discovered Suspicious Item
Evacuate one floor at a time in the following sequence:
1) floor on which a device is located
2) floor(s) above the device
3) floor(s) below the device
4) remaining floors/areas
Public Safety Contact
On campus (SF & OAK): Dial 9510 from any campus phone, including Webster Hall
Off campus: Dial 415.703.9510
See also Emergency Resources.
Crime Reports: Oakland & SF Campuses
To view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), follow these instructions:
- Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security
- Click the text in RED in the upper right-hand corner
- Type "California College of the Arts" in the institution field (Note: Just the college name is sufficient)
- Hit enter or "Search"
- Select either San Francisco or Oakland campus
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