Annex: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Plan Department: All Campus DepartmentsDepartmental Emergency Contact: Campus Police
The purpose of this plan is to establish the procedures to be followed by the student body, faculty, and staff in the event of a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction. Implementation of these procedures whenever necessary should minimize loss of life, injury, and disruption of scheduled activities.
A terrorist attack will likely come without warning. The best way to prepare for a terrorist attack or any emergency is to have an emergency plan in place. The Winthrop Police Department recognizes the terrorist threat and believes all members of the campus community must work in partnership to ensure everyone’s safety.
Working in partnership to protect students, faculty, staff, and the learning environment on our campus requires vigilance and the sharing of information. All members of the campus community must constantly remain vigilant. If you see something suspicious or out of place, call Campus Police at 323-3333.
Winthrop University may communicate with the campus community by any of the following means:
Emergency responders will have total control of the scene. If the situation dictates, the Incident Command System will be used as directed by the National Incident Management System. The university will also assemble the Critical Incident Management team to make university related decisions. The Winthrop University Police Department will operate an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Campus Police Office. If the Incident requires York County to open the Emergency operations Center, the Vice President of Student Life or a designee will be represented in the York County EOC and/or will be in continuous communications with the Winthrop EOC.
A terrorist attack will likely come without any warning. The following specific actions will be taken to ensure the safety of Winthrop University student body and staff.
Information and Description of Terrorists Threats