Department ofEnvironmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs

Report It

Report  potential criminal activity (e.g. theft, rape, assault) and suspicious or threatening behavior by calling 9-911 from campus phones or 911 from cell phones. Also contact Campus Safety at 253-535-7911. Warn or tell others.

Note the Following Characteristics of a Suspicious Person

  • Height/weight
  • Hair color/ length
  • Glasses
  • Mustache
  • Shirt, jacket color & style
  • Pants color & style
  • Shoes color & type
  • Type of property, weapon

Employees are Required to Report the Following

Report to Campus Safety.
  • A life-threatening situation that is in progress, such as a physical confrontation.
  • Acts of violence or threats in the workplace or other conduct reasonably indicating that violence is eminent.
  • Restraining orders that list the university as a restricted location.

Survival

Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with a criminal or violent individual except to protect yourself. When faced with a life-threatening situation, you may consider the following actions to survive.

Hide
Go inside the nearest building. If you can not safely get inside a building, use bushes, trees, walls, and benches to conceal yourself. This does not work if the violent individual knows you are there.

Run or Crawl Away
If you think you can safely make it out of the area, then do so. If you decide to run, do not run in a straight line. Try to keep objects, such as trees, garbage cans, buildings, and cars, between you and the hostile person.

Play Dead
If the intruder is causing death or physical injury to others and you are unable to run or hide, you may choose to assume a prone position and lay as still as possible.

Fight
Your last option, if caught in the open and in close proximity to the intruder is to fight back. This is dangerous and not recommended, but depending on your situation this could be your last option.

Caught
If you are caught by the intruder and are not going to fight back, obey all commands and avoid eye contact. Obey all commands of emergency personnel when they arrive on scene.

Hostage
Speak to the captor or threatening person.