Police & Emergencies

Downtown Campus Police

  • On Campus Phone X3200
  • Off Campus: 415.239.3200

Lost and Found

The Campus Police Station is the official location for lost and found property.  Should you lose, or find an item, contact the Campus Police immediately located in the Downtown lobby. They can assist you in finding your property or take found property for safe keeping until the rightful owner is located. Most property can be retrieved during campus operating hours.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is student and employee awareness of their environment. It is the willingness to look out for one another and to report suspicious activities immediately to the Campus Police. Students and employees must be aware of their surroundings and develop a perception of what seems out of place, or out of the ordinary. Do not take chances, what may appear harmless could be serious. Fortunately, the right attitude, actions and awareness can help protect you and your belongings. For more information visit the San Francisco Community College District Police Department Official Website.

Sexual Harassment

The San Francisco Community College District policy prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, in accordance with the law. The policy applies to students, classified staff, faculty, and administrators, and third parties (such as vendors).

Advisors are available to assit students in identifying sexual harassment and taking action against it. Your privacy will be respected.


Smoking is not allowed at the Downtown Campus including all stairwells and balconies.


In an emergency, stay calm, and make sure everyone is safe until help comes.


  • Do not use the elevators.
  • Take stairs on both side of the floor.
  • Set off the fire alarms.
  • Close doors and windows to slow down the fire.
  • If you are disabled stay a tthe floor exiting stairs.
  • Exit the building and do not block crosswalk entrances
  • If you are trapped inside, stay near the floor.

    To use a fire extinguisher, think PASS:

    Pull the pin. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Squeeze the handle. Sweep foam from side to side.

Power Outage

  • Turn off all appliances and computers.
  • Leave one light on, to show when power is back on.
  • Do not use candles. Use flashlights.
  • When power is on again, make sure that appliances work properly.
  • If you are cold, bring everyone into one room and close all doors to keep heat in.
  • Drivers: If traffic signals are not working, treat them as stop signs.


  • If you suspect poisoning, call 911 immediately.
  • If you know what poison was taken, tell the operator.
  • Keep the victim safe and warm until help arrives.

If Someone Is Injured

  • Do not move the victim unless there is immediate danger.
  • Call 911. If the victim is bleeding or unconscious, tell the operator.
  • Remain calm. Stay with the victim
  • If the victim is bleeding:
  • Apply direct pressure to the wound. Raise the injured area.
  • Do not let the victim's blood touch your skin


  • Earthquake
    • Duck under a table or big piece of furniture.
    • Cover your head and neck with your arms.
    • Hold on until the shaking stops.
    • Wheelchair users: Apply brake. Cover your head with your arms.
    • Drivers: Pull over. Do not block the street. Stay in your car.
  • After the quake:
    • Expect aftershocks.
    • Watch for falling objects and power lines.
    • Check your home utilities. If you smell gas, turn off the gas line and leave the building.
  • Air Contamination
    • During serious air pollution, or chemical or radiation disasters, radio broadcasts may tell you to "shelter in place." Here's what to do:
      • Stay inside your home, building, or car.
      • Close windows and doors. Pull blinds, curtains, and drapes.
      • Turn off air conditioning and ventilators that pull air into the building.
      • Block cracks around windows and doors with towels.
      • Wait until emergency radio gives the OK to leave.
    • Building Collapse
      • Stay away from broken windows, heavy lights, and furniture that may move.
      • Exit only if you are in danger.
      • If you smell gas, leave right away.
      • Stay out of elevators.
      • Think before you try to move someone. You may cause another collapse or further injure the victim.
      • Follow instructions from safety workers.


  • Stay calm. Follow instructions from safety workers.
  • Be ready for another attack.
  • Do not spread rumors.

Prepare For An Emergency

Planning is your best protection in any emergency. Help may not reach you right away. Water and power may not be restored for days. Plan to be on your own for one week.

Keep copies of important papers outside your home. Include your passport, driver's license, social security card, health insurance cards, prescriptions, list of your valuables, wills, deeds, and financial records.

Choose someone outside the Bay Area. Give this person the names and telephone numbers of people to keep informed. After a disaster, ask your contact person to call those people.

Develop emergency plans for home, school, and work. Pick exit routes and meeting points. Know how and when to turn off gas, electricity, and water in your home. Practice your plan!

Make emergency kits for home, work, and car. Include water (seven gallons per person), food, medicines, first aid kit, flashlights, AM radio, extra batteries, dust mask, eye protection, whistle, soap and sanitary items, and cash in small bills.

Put smoke detectors in your home. Change the batteries twice a year.

Emergency Broadcasts

At noon every Tuesday, the city tests its warning sirens. If you hear a continuing warning siren at any other time, tune your AM radio to emergency broadcasts on KGO 810, KCBS 740, or KNBR 680.


  • To prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, contact:
    • American Red Cross www.bayarea-redcross.org (415) 427-8000
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (415) 923-7118
    • SF Auxiliary Communications Service (HAM radio) (415) 703-6586
    • San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) www.sfnert.org (415) 558-3456
    • San Francisco Mayor's Office of Emergency Services www.sfgov.org/oes (415) 558-2700
  • Phone numbers you may need:
    • Poison Control Center: (800) 876-4766
    • Police (non-emergency calls): (415) 553-0123 / TDD (415) 626-4357
    • Power Outage Information: (415) 743-5002
    • San Francisco General Hospital: (415) 206-8000

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