Emergency Number: 911, Emergency Management Office 859-257-3815 or 859-257-6655

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence may take the form of various types of personal assaults. These may include weapons such as knives or handguns. The only warning you might receive during such an incident is the sound of gunfire, scuffling or other employees yelling a warning.

Never put yourself in harms way!

If you hear GUNFIRE:
  • Seek refuge immediately.
    • Choose an area that can be locked or secured from the inside if possible.
    • Select a room without windows.
    • Hide behind a desk, under a table, in a closet or bathroom.
  • Remain still and quiet until you have been advised by emergency personnel that the situation is under control.
  • If a phone is available in the area you are using for refuge, call 911 and report your location and the situation. If it is safe to do so, remain on the line and provide the dispatcher with as much information as possible.

EXPLOSION/BOMB:
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Immediately call:
    From campus phone: 911
    From cell phone*: 911 or #UKPD (#8753)
    *If you dial 911 from a cell phone to report something on campus immediately tell the dispatcher that you are calling from UK Campus and provide them with the street address or exact location from which you are calling.
  • Inform dispatchers of the situation and as much information as possible.

HOSTAGE SITUATION:
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Immediately call:
    From campus phone: 911
    From cell phone*: 911 or #UKPD (#8753)
    *If you dial 911 from a cell phone to report something on campus immediately tell the dispatcher that you are calling from UK Campus and provide them with the street address or exact location from which you are calling.
  • Take no action to intervene with the hostage taker.

PHYSICAL THREAT:
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Immediately call:
    From campus phone: 911
    From cell phone*: 911 or #UKPD (#8753)
    *If you dial 911 from a cell phone to report something on campus immediately tell the dispatcher that you are calling from UK Campus and provide them with the street address or exact location from which you are calling.

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