Safety Matters

Welcome Back to ECC!

Work continued throughout the summer on a number of campus safety initiatives, including campus police training exercises.

Campuswide Preparation Exercises

Save the date! Our annual Great Southern California ShakeOut exercise is set for Oct. 19. Also, a Campuswide Lockdown – Shelter in Place exercise is planned for the spring semester. By conducting these exercises, we have an opportunity to work together and become better prepared for emergency situations. As always, El Camino College police personnel are available to make safety presentations to any class, club, committee, or office. Please contact the El Camino College Police Department at 310-660-3100 for more information or to request a classroom visit.

C-CERT training will continue this semester with refresher courses available for those who have already completed the six C-CERT courses. Watch for registration information in the near future. A total of 64 employees have completed the C-CERT course since the program began in fall 2015. Thank you to everyone who has completed this course designed to improve the college's emergency response and recovery efforts.

As part of the overall campus security plan, three phases of a door lock installation program are now complete. Per the plan, locks were installed on identified classroom doors to allow locking from the inside.

Safety Reminders
As the new academic year begins, everyone is reminded to be safe on campus! Here are a few safety reminders:
For your safety:

  • • If you see something, say something. By working together we all contribute to the safety of our college campus.
  • • In an emergency, contact Campus Police by calling 911 from a landline phone; 310-660-3100 from a cell phone; or use a campus "Code Blue" emergency phone.
  • • Have keys in hand before walking to your car
  • • Always be aware of your surroundings – remember the use of listening devices and cell phones may significantly distract you
  • • Don't walk alone; use the buddy system
  • • Use cautious judgment: meet new people, including classmates or colleagues, in public places; do not get into a car or go to out-of-the-way places with someone you do not know
  • • Learn the location of "Code Blue" POLICE phones located throughout campus. These phones are directly linked to the college Police Department and are considered 911 priority lines. Students and staff are encouraged to utilize these phones for any emergency
  • • Use ECC Courtesy Shuttle operated by ECC Police from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m.; on-call 24 hours. Use one of the POLICE phones located throughout campus, or call campus police 310-660-3100 for this service.
  • • Night students and faculty are encouraged to park in the same general area as other faculty or students with night classes in their building; this provides the opportunity for a group of students and faculty to walk together to their cars after dark
  • • Immediately report any suspicious activity to campus police
  • • Be alert! Be prepared!


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