For more information, see
Delgado’s Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery Policy
Intruder — an unauthorized person who enters college property:
Politely greet the intruder and identify yourself.
Consider asking another staff person to accompany you before approaching
Inform intruder that all visitors must register at the main office.
Ask intruder the purpose of his/her visit. If possible, attempt to identify the
individual and/or vehicle.
If intruder’s purpose is not legitimate, ask him/her to leave. Accompany intruder to
Notify Campus Police Department at 504-671-6112, for non emergency.
If intruder refuses to leave:
Call 911 for local police department response.
Notify Campus Police Department at 504-671-6111 for emergency response, if
intruder refuses to leave. Give law enforcement full description of the intruder.
Back away from intruder if he/she indicates a potential for violence. Allow an avenue
of escape. To the extent possible, maintain visual contact.
Be aware of intruder’s actions at this time (where he/she is located in college
building, whether he/she is carrying a weapon or package, etc.).
Maintaining visual contact and knowing the location of the intruder is less
disruptive and more effective than conducting a building–wide search later.
Should the situation escalate quickly, the building administrator may decide at any
time to initiate lockdown procedures.
To assist staff members who interact with a stranger at college, use the “I CAN”