Civil Disturbance or Armed Assault


  • 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.
  • If you call 911, you must also call campus police dispatch.

A Civil Disturbance is defined as any gathering of two or more persons who:

  1. Interfere with normal college operations
  2. Attempt to prevent access to the college, buildings, facilities, or offices
  3. Threaten physical harm to others or damage to college property

What to do in the event of a civil disturbance:

  • If the disturbance is outside the building, do not investigate.
  • If the disturbance is inside the building, if possible investigate from a safe distance.
  • Shelter-in-place until evacuation orders are received from authorities.

What to do in the event of a hostage situation or armed assault:

  • Initiate shelter-in-place until evacuation orders are received from authorities.

How to shelter-in-place during a civil disturbance, hostage situation or armed assault:

  • Turn off lights.
  • Close all doors to the outside.
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Seek shelter away from window s and doors.
  • Stay as low to the floor as possible, trying to stay out of the line of sight of the perpetrators).
  • Remain silent and still. Silence cell phones or similar devices.
  • DO NOT draw attention to yourself or others.