Wayne State College

Building and Person Emergencies

Lockdown Procedures

If there is a need to restrict access to a specific building, or multiple buildings on the campus as a precaution or a protective measure, please follow these steps:

  • Remain calm and communicate with others in a clear and concise manner. Tell others exactly what the situation is and what you need them to do.
  • Wayne State College Campus Security Department, and/or Facilities Management personnel will lock all the exterior doors to the building. Remain in classrooms or offices. If you are in a common area, stay away from windows and all doors (solid and glass).
  • Do not allow access once the doors are locked, as this will compromise the safety of those inside. Do not allow anyone to talk their way inside, as they may be the suspect or they are being coerced by the suspect, outside of your view.
  • Wait for further instructions and do not allow anyone to leave until Wayne State College Campus Security Department or Facilities Management staff or other Emergency Responders releases the building/give an “ALL CLEAR” signal or message. 

Individuals, who may be on the outside of buildings during a lockout of all campus buildings, should move away from the affected area (indicated by the presence of emergency personnel and equipment).