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Campus Safety

Crime in Progress or Civil Disturbance

  1. Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in the case of self protection.
  2. If safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the criminal. “Be a Good Witness.” Note height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his/her name, if known. All this takes only a few seconds, and is of the utmost help to the investigating officers. If the criminal is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics.
  3. Call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-2911. Give your name, location, and department. Advise dispatcher of the situation and stay on the line until told to do otherwise. Remain where you are until contacted by an officer.
  1. Do not interfere with those persons creating the disturbance or with authorities on the scene.
  2. Whenever a civil disturbance/demonstration becomes unlawful, call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-4005. To avoid escalating the situation, use a private office to place this call whenever possible.
  3. Calmly alert all employees in the area to the situation.
  4. Continue with the normal routine as much as possible. If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows.
  5. If a threat to person or property is evident, cease operation and plan to evacuate the area. Lock all doors and secure all files, documents, and equipment.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911