Department Of Public Safety

Fall 2022 Lockdown/Barricade Drill

Hello Solano Community College Students,

SCC is required under Ed Code 32282 to conduct annual safety drills for the protection of all employees and students.  We will conduct the drill sometime between 9 a.m. and 11a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 for the Fall 2022 Lockdown/Barricade Drill.  The drill will last 10 minutes.  All four campuses will participate in the drill. The exact drill time is not 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 September 30th 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 Platforms 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, “campus is now safe” 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


 The following steps provided are recommended by experts in the active shooter/assailant training field.

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 your professor 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.  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 about the drill with your classmates and the professor.

3.       Contact DPS with questions, concerns or to provide your comments about this exercise.

 We encourage students 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 we 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

Thank you in advance for participating and keeping our campuses safe.


Chief Brian Travis