Emergency Response Plan

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Intruder or Hostage Taker

  1. If you are aware of a hostage situation, call 911 immediately. Provide information on individual’s features, clothing, and vehicle, building and location, and whether he/she is carrying a weapon or package, etc.
  2. Call Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.
  3. If you are taken hostage, follow the instructions of the hostage taker. Remain calm. Treat the hostage taker with respect. Ask permission to speak, do not argue or make suggestions.
  4. Suspicious or questionable persons should be reported to the La Crosse Police Department at 911 or Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.