Safety on the DVC Campus
The District Police Department is the law enforcement agency for Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. They are first to respond during campus emergencies. The college Safety Committee focuses on the prevention of injuries and preparation for emergency response and ensures information and training is available to all employees. Training is a joint effort. The Safety Committee, District Human Resources, District Maintenance and Operations, District Police Services, and the college managers all participate in this important effort.
An emergency is any situation with an immediate threat to life or property, and action or assistance is needed.
The Contra Costa Community College District Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon.
Students, staff and campus guests can download the CampusShield App to their smartphones. With the push of a button, users can be located anywhere on campus when help is needed. Calls go directly to the DVC Campus Police department cutting down on critical response time. The app is available in the Apple iTunes store , or in the Android app store.
All classroom doors on the Pleasant Hill campus are now capable of being locked from the inside. The San Ramon campus project is still underway. If you see a safety hazard, please call the DVC Maintenance and Operations office to let them know, 925-969-4282.
DVC has a classroom communication system. These devices are comprised of a speaker, an LED text banner, and a call button. These communication devices connect directly to Police Services via intercom and are designated for police assistance.
We have colorful and simple guidelines to the most common emergencies that may occur
on the DVC campus. These posters are hanging in every classroom and most meeting areas
on both of the DVC campuses.
In the CampusShield App (see above) there is also a mobile version of this poster under Campus Safety Info.
DVC Emergency Procedures Flip Charts
Get detailed information about what to do in most emergency situations in a flip chart format. From shelter in place to earthquake planning, medical emergencies to bomb threats. Look for these safety flip charts posted in classrooms and offices throughout the DVC campuses.
Regroup Emergency Communication System
We continue to use the Regroup system to communicate with students in the event of
a campus closure or other emergency/urgent situation.
To ensure that you receive these emergency notifications, please do the following:
- Visit the InSite portal.
- Log in and select "Settings", then click "Password recovery options".
- Under "registered phones" you will be allowed to add or update a cell phone number that will allow you to be notified in an emergency.
- If you need help adding your cellphone number or if you are not receiving emergency emails, please contact district It help desk at ext. 16888.
Student police staff members and/or police officers are available to escort students to and from their classrooms on the DVC campuses. Call police services to arrange for an escort to meet on campus. This service is available on a first-call, first-served basis.
These safety tips give you the right attitudes and actions to protect yourself, your belongings, your fellow students, and your campus. Campus safety depends on everyone.
From evening Police Escorts to the student Code of Conduct, and the Students Right to Know - Clery Act.
Please call the office if you are experiencing an emergency so we can dispatch someone as soon as possible.
Report a Concern
If you see something, say something! You can say it here or report it to the silent witness tip line.