In conjunction with local first reponders, community organizations and disaster services partners, the Department of Public Safety is proud to offer regular training excercises, presentations, discounts and volunteer opportunities to community members.
Mills College Safety & Preparedness Discounts
The Sound Grenade helps Mills students, staff and faculty explore the East Bay with confidence. An ultra-compact siren, small in size but big in sound, once you pull the pin it emits a 120-decibel (ambulance-level) alarm.
Through our association with premier emergency preparedness supplier Nexis Preparedness Systems, Mills College now offers special savings on emergency kits and supplies to help prepare you and your family for a disaster.
Safety Presentations, Exercises & Community Alerts
Alameda County Siren Warning System
The Alameda County Warning System is tested at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of every month.
Campus Safety Information, Reports and Alerts*
Mills community members may access important emergency preparedness and safety announcements via the Campus Safety Information, Reports and Alerts located in the Mills Portal under 'Other Quick Links'.
C.O.R.E. Emergency Preparedness Training
Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (C.O.R.E.) offers preparedness courses, disaster exercises and volunteer opportunities on Mills campus and throughout the City of Oakland. Click the above link for more information on below listed training opportunities to be held in CPM 114.
Emergency Broadcast Radio Stations
Mills College Emergency Notification Service*
This feature is intended to provide emergency alerts and safety information via text and/or voice message to registered cellphones. This service is presently optional, and users may opt in or out at any time.
Register, or update, your Emergency Notification status via the Emergency Notification Service link located in the Mills Portal under 'MyMills Resources'.
Mills College Emergency Response Volunteer Registry (ERVR)*
Mills ERVR is used to register individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of a campus wide emergency.
By adding your information to the campus volunteer registry you are indicating your willingness to volunteer your time and skills in an emergency.
Please note that registering places you under no obligation to volunteer. Volunteer responders may register in the Mills Portal via the Mills Emergency Response Volunteer Registry under 'MyMills Resources'
Oakland Police Department Safety Presentations
**TO BE ANNOUNCED**
Campus Fire Drills - Spring 2016
Shelter-In-Place/Lock Down/Mills Alert Test
**TO BE ANNOUNCED**
When Lightning Strikes
The Department of Public Safety takes your safety very seriously and is providing this instructional video to assist with the actions that should be taken during critical incident such as one involving "shots fired" on campus. This 20-minute training video presented by the Center of Personal Protection and Safety demonstrates how to responds to an active shooter situation, providing critical guidance on what to do to protect yourself.
Please contact Sgt. Dennis Bernardo if you would like to schedule a video presentation for your group.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes/meetings will be held in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at CPM 114
Training materials from District 6 merchant meetings can now be found on the District 6 Heartlands website.
Second Wednesday of every month, 8:30 am–12:00 pm
District 6 Empowerment Committee Meetings
1st Saturday–Economic Development–10:00 am–12:00 pm
2nd Monday–Public Safety–6:00–8:00 pm
3rd Saturday–Community Development/Public Works–10:00 am–12:00 pm
Meetings are held every month on the 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm–8:45 pm at Melrose Leadership Academy, 4730 Fleming Avenue, cross street Monticello
*Limited access; campus banner ID and login required