The Cal Poly Pomona University Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise on Wednesday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in Building 94. This event is part of university’s on-going emergency preparedness training.
The active part of the training drill will begin at 9 a.m. with simulated gunfire and university police officers responding with lights and sirens to search the building. This portion of the exercise will last approximately one hour and conclude by 10 a.m. Only Building 94 will be closed during the exercise. There will be no road closures.
“As incidents of school shootings increase around the country, it is important that our officers do additional training on campus,” said University Police Chief Dario Robinson. “This exercise also gives us the opportunity to work with other university response teams and find ways to strengthen our coordination.”
Future emergency training exercises may include building evacuation, earthquake and its aftermath, fire situation, bomb threat/suspicious package, hazardous materials exposure and crisis intervention. Trainings may also include an interagency law enforcement and/or emergency services response involving county or city agencies, depending on the size and scope of the exercise, said Robinson.
The campus community can help ensure that the university is prepared as possible by making sure contact information (cell phone and email) is up to date in BroncoDirect and by participating in all emergency drills.
The university’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community. In an emergency, Cal Poly Pomona will provide crucial information through the Safety Alert System via text, phone, email, campus-owned desktop computers, university social media and other communication channels. For additional campus safety and emergency information, visit the university’s Emergency Management website. To view the campus Emergency Operations Plan, visit http://www.cpp.edu/~em/files/eop.pdf.