Be Prepared - Emergency Resource Guide

Emergency Resource Guide

Stockton Public Safety will issue emergency notifications when it is necessary to quickly and clearly notify the campus community of hazards that potentially may affect them.

Notifications will either be an ADVISORY or an ALERT.

Stockton ADVISORY - Advisory will precede a message that is informational in nature, where immediate action is not needed.
Ex: Stockton ADVISORY - Road Closure VKF & Pomona Road

Stockton ALERT - Alert will precede a message that requires immediate action be taken.
Ex: Stockton ALERT - ACTIVE INTRUDER (Followed by initial detail of the situation)

Alert Categories Quick Reference Guide


  • When a fire alarm sounds, EVACUATE.
  • Gather your personal belongings, if time permits (coats, keys, purse, etc.), and exit the building.
  • Do NOT use elevators.
  • Use stairs to reach ground level.
  • Help direct people with special needs to a safe place.


  • When evacuation is ordered, follow the directions of Public Safety and Campus Administrators.
  • Take personal belongings, if time permits.
  • Evacuate in a safe, orderly manner via closest exit.
  • Help direct people with special needs to a safe place.
  • Do not re-enter the building until Public Safety issues the “ALL CLEAR” message.

Severe Weather

  • Shelter in place.
  • Select an interior room closest to ground level.
  • Stay away from exterior doors and windows.
  • In residence halls, move to the lowest level.
  • Remain sheltered in place until Public Safety gives the “ALL CLEAR” message.

Shelter in Place

  • If outside, seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • Remain inside for your own safety.
  • Do not exit building until Public Safety issues the “ALL CLEAR” message.

Active Intruder


  • Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Help others escape, if possible.
  • Do not attempt to move the wounded.
  • Prevent others from entering an area where the active shooter may be.
  • Keep your hands visible.

Call 9-1-1 when you are safe


  • Hide in area out of the intruder’s view.
  • LOCKDOWN ISSUED: Lock door or block entry to your hiding place.
  • Silence your cell phone (including vibrate mode) and remain quiet.


  • Fight as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger.
  • Attempt to incapacitate the intruder.
  • Act with as much physical aggression as possible.
  • Improvise weapons or throw items at the active intruder.
  • Commit to your actions… your life depends on it!

Adapted from the FBI Active Shooter Event Quick Reference Guide

The first officers to arrive on scene will not stop to help the injured. Expect rescue teams to follow the first officers. These rescue teams will treat and remove the injured.

Once you have reached a safe location, you likely will be held in that area by law enforcement until the situation is under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Do not leave the area until law enforcement authorities have instructed you to do so.

law enforcement badgeWhen Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Remain calm and follow instructions.
  • Drop items in your hands. (e.g., bags, jackets)
  • Raise hands and spread fingers.
  • Keep hands visible at all times.
  • Avoid quick movements toward officer, such as holding on to them for safety.
  • Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling.
  • Do not ask questions when evacuating.

911 iconInformation to Provide to 9-1-1 Operators

  • Location of the active intruder.
  • Your name, and a number in case your call gets disconnected.
  • Number of intruders.
  • Physical description of intruders.
  • Number and type of weapons intruder has.
  • Number of potential victims at location.

Emergency Text Messaging System

Stockton’s Emergency Alerts text messaging system enables the University to send urgent text messages to subscribers’ cell phones in the event of an emergency.

To confirm or update your emergency contact information, log into goStockton and click on ‘Update My Account’ in the upper left-hand section of your screen.

For more information: Campus Police Dept.

Emergency Contact Information

If it is an emergency, dial 911 immediately!

Counseling Center

Health Services
West Quad, Suite 108

Dean of Students
Campus Center, Suite 243

Residential Life
Housing II, Suite A-100

Risk Management & Environment/Health/Safety
Facilities/Plant Bldg. 70

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Center (WGSC)

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Galloway

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