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Code Silver Policy

Code Silver Policy

by Shannon Colbird -
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Students: Please be sure to review the Code Silver Policy related to Lockdown of the College in the Student Handbook. Below is an important part of the policy:


PROCEDURE:

Determine that a security threat involving a dangerous person or fugitive is actively underway in the immediate vicinity or on the property of the college. The security threat may be discovered by:

• Information received from the Lynchburg Police Department

• Reports received by hospital security personnel

• News Reports

• Other employees/students/volunteers


A. External Lockdown Procedures: This occurs when the threat is outside of the facility but in the vicinity.

1. Lock all outside doors.

2. All persons in the building must remain inside until the situation is cleared by

Lynchburg Police Department or Centra Security.

3. Notify students via appropriate channels (see listed below) of threat warning

students, faculty and staff not to enter premises until the situation is cleared by

Lynchburg Police Department or Centra Security.

 

B. Internal Lockdown Procedures: This occurs when the threat is inside of the facility.

1. Call 911; report situation

2. Notify students, faculty and staff via appropriate channels (see listed below) of a Code Silver or Dangerous Person

3. Decide whether to Run, Hide or Fight (last resort) If evacuating the building (refer to C. Evacuation Routes) leave all personal items behind.

4. All cell phones will be placed on silent mode. No one is to use a cell phone for calls (only texts) until all is secure

5. If police enter, keep hands in plain view at all times. Expect to be treated like a suspect.