Department Of Public Safety

Spring 2024 Lockdown/Barricade Drill

Hello Solano Community College Campus Community,


The Solano Community College District will conduct a district-wide lockdown drill on Thursday, April 18, 2024, between 9:00 am and 10:00 am.


•           DPS will send out messaging via the emergency notification system (ENS) to start the lockdown drill.

•           The drill is expected to last approximately 10 minutes.

•           Plan to practice your lockdown/barricade knowledge, i.e., lock the doors, turn off lights, close blinds, silence your cell phones, and wait for the all clear.

•           “All Clear” message sent to end the drill


Drill Start Message: This is a Drill! This is a campus-wide lockdown drill, lockdown immediately! This is a Drill!


All Clear Message: The Drill has ended! All Clear, please resume normal operations. The Drill has ended!



Solano Community College (SCC) is required under Ed Code 32282 to conduct safety drills for the protection of all employees and students. SCC is thoroughly committed to the safety and well-being of all members of our campus community. Just like the Department of Public Safety (DPS), you have a role as well. All campus community members should have a plan and be ready to react immediately. All campuses will participate in the drill. The exact drill time will not be published, as this compromises safety, and diminishes the realistic intent of emergency training. This drill is critical to prepare our campuses for certain kinds of emergencies. All students, faculty, and staff who are on campus on April 18, 2024, are required to participate in this life-safety drill. This Drill is only required for employees and students working/studying on District grounds.


We will be utilizing our Regroup and Solano SAFE Emergency Notification Systems and all employees and students will receive Drill Notifications through TEXT, PHONE and EMAIL.  Please familiarize yourself with the lockdown/barricade procedures provided below. Knowing these procedures could save your life or the lives of others.



Lockdown/barricade is implemented when there is an imminent threat of violence, or when directed by law enforcement. Lockdown/barricade is a protective action against human threat while Shelter-in-Place protects against environmental threat. Lockdown/barricade requires closing and locking doors and barricading with heavy objects. No one is allowed to enter or exit until door-to-door release by Public Safety. During lockdown/barricade, students, faculty and staff are to remain in designated classrooms or lockdown locations at all times until you will receive the, “All Clear” message from Regroup and Solano SAFE.  This lockdown/barricade response is considered appropriate for, but not limited to, the following types of emergencies:


  1. Gunfire from an unknown location on campus

  2. Threat of extreme violence outside the classroom or building

  3. Immediate danger in the surrounding community



  1. Notification of the drill will be delivered through Regroup and Solano SAFE.

  2. Campus doors with WIQ (digital locks) will be triggered to close by Public Safety.

  3. If you are in the hallways find a room you can securely lock yourself in immediately.

  4. If unable to locate a secure room, quickly seek out a hiding place nearby.

  5. If you are already in an office or a classroom, stay calm while a faculty or the staff member secures the room by locking the door.

  6. For this drill only – Simulate the use of tables, chairs, or anything that can be moved to barricade the entry to your secured location.  This will be a good time to have a discussion with your fellow classmates and the professor on the best way to secure your room.

  7. Once a room is secured, no one should be allowed to enter or exit.

  8. Everyone in the room is to remain still and quiet. Relocate against the wall least visible to the outside and most out of the line of harm.

  9. Close blinds and turn off lights. If the door has a window or a window next to the door, cover with paper or cloth.

  10. Turn off television, LCD projector, document camera, etc. The room should be dark and quiet.

  11. Turn off/silence cellphones.

  12. Do not sound the fire alarm in the building unless there is a fire. People may be placed in harm’s way when they are attempting to evacuate the building. If a fire alarm does go off during a lockdown, do not evacuate unless you smell smoke or see fire in your area.

  13. Remain silent in a secured location until the “all clear” notification from Regroup and Solano SAFE.



  1. Unlock doors and turn lights back on.

  2. Ask questions if you have any or have a discussion with your classmates and the professor about this drill.

  3. Contact DPS with questions, concerns or provide comments.


We encourage everyone to email their questions and feedback to so we can collect concerns, questions, and then we can email the college a summary and assessment of how SCC did.


If you would like to learn more about the drill, please contact the DPS at 707-864-7131 during business hours, call the on-duty officer at 707-580-6526 or email us at