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Homeland Security

Homeland security is a national concern. The following information describes the Homeland Security threat levels, provides some security recommendations by UCLA PD and lists related terrorism and disaster preparedness resources for the UCLA community. 

Threat Levels
The following threat levels each represent an increasing risk of terrorist attacks.

 Green (Low)   A low risk of terrorist attack(s)
 Blue (Guarded)   A general risk of terrorist attack(s)
 Yellow (Elevated)   A significant risk of terrorist attack(s)
 Orange (High)   A high risk of terrorist attack(s)
 Red (Severe)   A severe risk of terrorist attack(s)






UCLA PD Security Recommendations
The following are a list of protective measures for the UCLA community to be cognizant of, especially when security threat levels are Yellow, Orange or Red.

If you have information to report, call 9-1-1 in an emergency, or UCLA PD's non emergency number at (310) 825-1491.

  • Report all suspicious activity and suspicious persons to UCLA PD. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior, persons taking photographs of critical facilities, persons asking detailed questions about physical security, or persons dressed inappropriately for weather conditions.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be aware of, and report suspicious looking packages or objects to UCLA PD. Please read the FBI's October 2001 press release regarding suspicious packaging in the Related Information box to the right.
  • Request identification of unknown person(s) found in your work or residence area.
  • If you live or work in a building with "access control," do not open doors for people whom you do not know or who do not have their key and/or ID. Check with your area's residence or personnel director for screening.
  • Take personal security precautions by being particularly alert when visiting high profile or symbolic locations, exercise caution when traveling and take additional precautions at public events. Trust your instincts.
  • Review your area's emergency preparedness and evacuation plans.
  • Assemble and maintain a disaster supply kit (e.g., water, nonperishable food, battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries and medications) for home and work. This kit can be the same kit you have for other emergencies.

Resources for the UCLA community
The following links and information are security and terrorism preparedness resources to assist you in finding related information.

Homeland Security Federal government website on terrorism response, preparedness, safety and related information.
Ready.Gov Potential terrorist threats and preparedness information. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
CA Office of Emergency Services Terrorism and emergency preparedness information. Sponsored by the State of California.
CA Homeland Security Information The State of California's Homeland Security Information page that includes updated news, preparedness information and terrorism planning.
American Red Cross Terrorism Preparedness Disasters and terrorism preparedness. Sponsored by the American Red Cross.
Bioterrorism Information on bioterrorism. Sponsored by the Food & Drug Administration.
Prepare for a Disaster Disaster management information from the federal government.
Are You Ready? A general guide to citizen preparedness for disasters. Published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

(310) 825-1491 
California's Homeland Security Contact Matthew R. Bettenhausen, Director
(916) 324-8908

UCLA Police Department
Email: | Phone: (310) 825-1491 | Fax: (310) 206-2550 | Mail Code: 136408

601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364

Business Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Station Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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