Criminal or Violent Acts

If witnessing a criminal or violent act

Do not confront the individual committing a criminal or violent act or attempt to restrain him or her, except for your self-protection.

If it is safe to do so, take the time to get a good description of the person.

Concentrate on:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Approximate age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Type of build
  • Color and style of hair
  • Clothing
  • Distinguishing marks or mannerisms

If the person is leaving the area, note:

  • Direction of travel
  • Means of travel

If the person is leaving by vehicle, note:

  • License plate number
  • Make and model
  • Color

Call the Fire/Police Communications Center at 9-1-1. Give them your name and location, describe the situation, and remain where you are until contacted by emergency personnel.

Notify department coordinators so they can inform employees in their department. Anyone who may have seen the person should call the UCD Police Department.

In the event of civil disturbance (Section 8, Civil Disturbance), continue with your normal routine, if possible. If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows. Do not interfere with those persons creating the disturbance or with law enforcement authorities on the scene. If the decision is made to evacuate, follow the evacuation instructions in Section 6, Evacuation.