Criminal Behavior/Violent Intruder

Criminal Behavior/Suspicious Person

  1. Do not attempt to detain the person.
  2. Call Security at 6911 (704-330-6911 from non-campus phone).
  3. Provide as much information as possible including their location.

 

Emergency Guide for Responding to Violent Incidents

CPCC seeks to promote a teaching and learning environment that is safe for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The following information is intended to serve as a guide and is based on best practices from law enforcement experts. There is no one best response for every possible situation that could arise. Individuals faced with deciding what to do in the face of a violent attack should take the following responses into consideration and then use the information available to make a personal decision concerning which response to choose. Being prepared for emergency situations and understanding your personal skills and limitations will help you to respond in the best possible manner.

If you see or know that a person has a firearm on campus; or if you hear shots fired on campus; or if you witness an armed person shooting people (active shooter), the following actions are recommended:
1. Exit the area immediately if it is safe to do so.
2. Notify anyone you may encounter to exit immediately.
3. Evacuate to a safe indoor location away from danger. If possible, go to another campus building. It may be necessary to leave the campus.
4. Contact Security at 6911 or (704) 330-6911 and provide the following information:
• Your name.
• Location of the incident (be as specific as possible).
• Number of shooters (if known)
• Identification or description of shooter.
• Number of persons involved.
• Your location.


If you are directly involved in an incident and exiting the area is not possible, the following actions are recommended:
1. All students, faculty, staff and visitors should move into or stay inside a  nearby campus building.
2. Close and move away from all windows and doors. Lock doors if possible.
3. If you cannot lock the door, use desks, chairs, door stops or other items to barricade the door.
4. Try to cover the door windows or block the view inside the room.
5. Remain quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
6. Do not answer the door.
7. Contact Security at 6911 or (704) 330-6911 and provide the following information:
• Your name.
• Location of the incident (be as specific as possible).
• Number of shooters (if known)
• Identification or description of shooter.
• Number of persons involved.
• Your location.

8. Wait for police or security to assist you out of the building.

Be mindful that violent attacks can involve any type of weapon, not only a gun. Knives, blunt objects, physical force or explosives can be just as deadly as a handgun; the suggestions listed here would be applicable in any violent encounter.