In the event of a life threatening emergency call 911.
 (See more about reporting emergencies:  http://www.hartnell.edu/reporting-emergencies)

Report any non-life threatening incident, safety hazard, or a suspicious activity by calling campus safety at:

Main Campus:  (831) 755-6888
Alisal Campus:  (831) 770-7004
Castroville Education Center:  (831) 770-7006
Soledad Education Center:  (831) 386-7116
King City Education Center:  (831) 386-7131

Note to Students: If you receive an emergency notification, please tell your instructor immediately.

During a campus emergency, you will generally be told to do one of two options, SHELTER IN PLACE or EVACUATE. When either of these are given, vehicle traffic coming onto campus will likely be turned away. Students are required to obey the directions of staff in a timely fashion.

EVACUATION: Please note the exit(s) in the room. In the event of an alarm or safety threat, uniformed Hartnell personnel equipped with two-way radios--including security, and maintenance staff--have up-to-date information; they also have the authority to order either shelter-in-place or immediate building evacuation. For evacuation, immediately heed their directions by proceeding calmly and quickly to an exterior assembly area as indicated by trained staff. Please stay back at least 200 feet from any building until the “all clear” command is issued.

SHELTER IN PLACE: In the event of a safety threat, instructors and staff will lock classroom doors and direct occupants to stay clear of windows. Occupants are requested to remain quiet.  During this time, DO NOT access any exits unless directed by first responders or staff. A shelter in place order is also used for severe environmental threats like a thunderstorm.

 Run, Hide, Fight  (Links to an external site.) (Active Shooter Response Information)

 Situational Awareness and Realization (Active Shooter Training & Readiness Video)

 In the event of an Active Shooter Event, there are three things you need to know in order to survive: Run, Hide, Fight. Please review the video in the link:


 If you see suspicious behavior on campus, please tell someone at our Campus Safety.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: The first 72 hours of a disaster are often the most difficult, but this period can be less stressful if everyone has extra supplies on hand. The college has a limited amount of emergency supplies, so students and staff should have on campus their own portable emergency kit including snacks, water, and prescription medication; this is especially important for those who may need to shelter on campus.

 For more information go to https://www.ready.gov/kit

 Students: If you have knowledge of an emergency on campus, share it immediately. If you see something suspicious or potentially hazardous, let someone know.

Who To Contact

  • Joseph Reyes
    Executive Director Facilities Planning & Construction Management
    Phone: 831 755-6814
    Office: 107-B
    Main  Campus, Bldg E - College Administration (South)  
  • Campus Safety
    Phone: 831 755-6888
    Office: T - Portable Building
    Main Campus, Bldg T - Campus Safety