Aggressive Behavior

If an individual is displaying aggressive behavior, or threatening to harm someone or self:


  • Moorpark College: Police at (805) 378-1455
  • Oxnard College: Police at (805) 678-5805
  • Ventura College: Police at (805) 289-6486

Be prepared to give the following information:

  • State: "This is an emergency."
  • Give your name, location (college, building and room number), nature of emergency, and the phone number from which you are calling.
  • Do not hang up until you are sure no further information is required, unless there is an immediate threat to your safety.

What to do while waiting for help:

  • Listen. Avoid any physical contact and allow the student to talk.
  • Assist. Provide a quiet atmosphere, minimize environmental stimulation. Give the student some space. Ask the student what or who may be helpful.
  • Recognize. Know your limitations.