College Police

Conduct for Employees Taken Hostage

Try to stay calm and attempt to slow things down. Be alert to situations that you can utilize to your advantage, such as getting the abductor to see you as a person, not a thing. Remember that the primary objective of the college, College Police, and police officials will be to secure your safe release as quickly as possible. Do not discuss what action your family, friends, or employer may take.

Generally, do not expect a good opportunity for escape.  Attempts to escape should not be made unless you think your life is in imminent danger.

Avoid making provocative remarks to your abductor. They may be an unstable individual who could react explosively and are likely to become violent and abusive. Try to establish some kind of rapport with your captor.

If you see someone taken hostage, immediately call 911.


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