Safety Protocol Task Force

 

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What is the Saftey Protocol Task Force?

 

The Safety Protocol Task Force was created in 2016 to address the need for University-wide policies, plans, protocols, procedures, and processes related to responding to emergency situations and critical safety issues at Palo Alto University. The Task Force is composed of members of the President's Cabinet as well as representatives of the Faculty and the Staff. The Task Force is charged with ensuring that Palo Alto University is able to respond to emergencies and safety issues, communicate with the PAU community about emergencies and/or safety issues as they arise, and communicate and collaborate with affiliated communities and organizations outside of PAU.

 

The Safety Protocol Task Force has developed polices and procedures realted to responding to emergencies and safety issues, including:

 

  • Policies are related to planning for and communicating about emergencies and safety issues involving both the PAU community and affiliated communities and organizations outside PAU such as landlords and local police and fire departments.
  • A specific response protocol involving administrators and managers at specific PAU locations that will be implemented in 2020
  • Plans for responding to emergencies specifically involving students
  • A plan for additional parking lot lighting to enhance security on the Calvin Campus which was fully implemented by the Facilities department.
  • Plans for training the PAU community in disaster response, emergency response, and active assailant protocols.

The Safety Protocol Task Force will continue working on the development of policies and procedures related to responding to emergencies and safety issues, including:

 

  • More specific emergency and safety response plans.
  • More specific policies and procedures related to sharing information about emergencies and safety issues.
  • More specific guidelines for communicating with communities outside PAU.
  • More specific protocols and policies related to campus security and online security
  • More specific protocols and policies related to disaster responses.
  • Training and practice are related to emergency response protocols and processes.

Composition:

 

  • Jim Breckenridge, President's Office, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Analysis, & Planning (Co-Chair)
  • June Klein, CFO (Co-Chair)
  • Risa Dickson, VPAA
  • Thom Shepard, Director of Student Affairs
  • Rebecca Levy, Director of External Affairs
  • Fernando Galeano, IT/Facilities Manager
  • Amanda Fanniff, Faculty Representative, specialist in Forensic Psychology
  • Scott Hines, University Librarian and Director of Academic Technology, Staff Representative
  • Lisa Brown, Faculty member, specialist in disaster situations
  • Christopher Weaver, Faculty member, specialist in Forensic Psychology
  • Melanie Morrison, Director of Board and Presidential Operations
  • Holly Lindley, Senior Human Resources Manager

To contact the Safety Protocol Task Force about any quesitons or concerns about this page or any safety-related issues, please email Jim Breckenridge at jbreckenridge@paloaltou.edu