Friday – February 24, 2017

Public Safety Events

Lock Down Drills

In order to provide a safe learning and working environment, the Department of Public Safety will be conducting daytime and evening lock down drills at all four campuses during the month of March. The purpose of this communication is to reinforce MATC's Lock Down procedures and to inform members of the college community of their roles and responsibilities during an emergency situation that requires a lock down response. Public Safety staff members have worked with all campuses to schedule the upcoming lock down drills on the following dates:

  • West Allis Campus -  February 6 at 9:00 am & 6:00 pm
  • Walkers Square: February 6 at 9:15 am & 6:15 pm
  • Downtown Milwaukee Campus -  February 7 at 9:00 am & 6:00 pm (to inculde the Health Education Center-HEC)
  • Oak Creek Campus -  February 8 at 9:00 am & 6:00 pm
  • Mequon Campus - February 9 at 9:00 am & 6:00 pm

Drills should take no more than 15-20 minutes per building/campus. We ask that faculty, staff and students follow these procedures when the lock down announcement is made over the mass notification system:

  1. Stay in your current location or take refuge in the nearest office or classroom immediately.
  2. Lock, secure or barricade doors and windows.
  3. Turn off lights, computer monitors, etc.
  4. Get on the floor, away from doors/windows and behind/under furniture.
  5. Remain calm and quiet.
  6. After the door has been closed and locked, DO NOT open it.
  7. Monitor campus communication systems for further information or instructions.
  8. Stay in your safe place until the all clear announcement has been given, or your current location becomes unsafe.

Additional Lock Down Safety Tips:

Whenever possible, keep doors in a locked position. Prop doors open for access, instead of in the unlocked position, so they can be quickly closed in the event of an emergency. Contact Operations with equipment requests, such as door stops or if your door will not lock. 

Note: During drills Public Safety officers are available to assist faculty and staff with procedures. During a true emergency Public Safety staff will be assisting local emergency responders to address issues occurring on campus.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 414-297-6588 or

MATC Department of Public Safety