Secure-in-Place - Police Activity

A Secure-In-Place notification may be issued when the UCI Police Department determines that there is a potential threat to the campus. When notified to Secure-In-Place, initiate action immediately. Take ALL zotALERTS seriously. You will be safest by placing a locked door or other barricade between you and the associated violence or danger.

How do I Secure-In-Place?

  • REMAIN CALM!
  • Find an interior room and lock or barricade the doors.
  • If there are other employees, students/visitors with you or in the vicinity, tell them to go to the closest office/classroom/lab/residence hall.
  • To minimize vulnerability, turn off lights, silence phones, and draw blinds.
  • Move away from doors and windows.
  • Move/use furniture to provide added protection.
  • Follow instructions from Police, Fire, Zone Crew team members, and other first responders.
  • DO NOT leave until an all-clear message is received.

What if I am outside?

  • If you are outside during a Secure-In-Place emergency you should seek shelter in a nearby building.
  • If you are unable to get inside a building, seek nearby shelter, e.g. large trees, walls, cars in a parking lot/garage, away from the danger area (if known).
  • Follow instructions from Police, Fire, Zone Crew team members, and other first responders.
  • Stay sheltered until an all-clear message is received.

What if I am in a classroom or lecture hall?

  • Notify class of “Secure-In-Place” order (students, if your professor or TA does not see the alert – notify them).
  • Lock or barricade the doors.
  • Turn off lights, silence phones, and draw blinds.
  • Move away from doors and windows.
  • Move/use furniture to provide added protection.
  • Follow instructions from Police, Fire, Zone Crew team members, and other first responders.
  • DO NOT leave until an all-clear message is received.