Safety & Security Policies

Police and Security: Institute Emergency Call for Assistance

Personnel located in the various offices in the Institute have a method of calling for aid in case of potential trouble when it would probably not be wise to openly call for help (e.g. a suspicious stranger in the office). The following procedure has been established for situations in which aid is needed, and a telephone can be used, however, it may not be wise to make a direct call for help: Call Facilities Management/Security on extension 2222 and request coffee service for the office. For example, "This is ________ in the ____________ office, please send up our coffee." This, in effect, will alert Facilities Management/Security to potential trouble in that area. The person taking the call in Facilities Management/Security will immediately send one or two Facilities Management/Security employees to the office requesting assistance.

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