Emergency Response Guide

Civil Disturbance

No standard procedure can be established for all civil disturbances or demonstrations because they will vary in their nature and in the kinds of problems they present due to the character and number of the participants involved and the atmosphere in which they occur.  Thus, any plan must have sufficient flexibility to fit the situation as it develops.  University Police will coordinate actions for handling civil disturbances and demonstrations.  When possible, the following information should be obtained prior to the demonstration and furnished to University Police:

  • Name of the sponsoring organization
  • Time of the demonstration
  • Proposed schedule of events
  • Exact location
  • Activities planned
  • Purpose of demonstration
  • Projected attendance
  • Character and temperament of those expected to participate

University Police will plan for the actions to be taken if persons gain entrance to the building and then begin a demonstration, either individually or as a group.