10:14 AM

Active Shooter Training, Jan. 9

The University Police Department would like to inform the campus community that UPD will be conducting “active shooter” training exercises on campus on Wednesday, Jan. 9. There will be significant police and fire presence on and off campus the entire day. This will be a full-scale exercise and portions of the campus will be closed or restricted from public access. Closures and restrictions are required to ensure the safety of exercise participants and the general public. We will be sending out a map of the affected areas prior to the event.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9
Time: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parking Lot Closures: Lots H and F
Building Closure: Markstein Hall

The University Police Department, in conjunction with San Marcos Fire Department, have planned and are conducting this exercise to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response to any violent event that may take place on campus or regionally. Conducting and planning for this exercise will allow us to assess our emergency response, inter-agency coordination and recovery efforts after such an event. The safety and welfare of our campus community is our highest priority. Tragic events like the Borderline Bar and Grill incident in Thousand Oaks are becoming too common. As a result, this region’s first responders need to train and prepare for such a contingency. I want to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but I hope you can understand the need for such important training.

Should you have any questions about the upcoming drill, please contact UPD at (760) 750-4567.

Chief Scott Ybarrondo