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Alert Campus Community-Immediate Warning of Emergency

Arapahoe Community College, through the Chief of Police or his designee will, without delay, notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation.  The Campus Police Department makes emergency notifications via:

  • Fire alarm and/or public address system
  • Email to staff and students
  • Telephone to each classroom and office
  • Bull horn
  • TV monitors, website, electronic reader board
  • Emails and telephone calls through Connect-Ed
  • Radio and television stations
  • ACC information line 303.797.5700

The ACC Campus Police Department, taking into account the safety of the community, determines the content and scope of the notification and initiates the notification system unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.  The College will provide adequate follow-up information to keep the college community informed.

Testing the emergency response and evacuation plan

The emergency response plan, evacuation plan and its components are tested, trained and evaluated on an annual basis.   The testing/training may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Announced and unannounced drills
  • Tabletop exercises
  • Simulated interactive exercise
  • Full-scale exercise
  • Testing the emergency notification systems
  • Training of floor marshals
  • Active shooter drills
  • Safety presentations at staff meetings

Each testing will be assessed, evaluated and documented as to the nature, date, time and whether  the test was announced or unannounced.   This documentation will be the responsibility of the Chief of Police and will be retained by the Campus Police Department for at least seven years.  In addition, an evaluation of the drill or exercise will be published to the campus community via email or the website.