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Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Management


4:00 p.m. Final Update

The University Police Department has searched campus buildings in response to an email sent to organizations nationwide that threatened a bomb attack today, December 13. No evidence for concern has been found. As a continuing precautionary measure, university police will increase patrols on campus this evening. We encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or the UPD at 909-869-3070. Final exams will continue as scheduled, and campus operations will proceed as normal. We do not anticipate sending further updates unless the situation changes.

2:36 p.m.
The University Police Department is continuing to conduct a sweep of campus buildings as a precautionary measure in response to today’s nationwide email bomb threat. No evidence for concern has been found. The campus remains open and final exams will proceed as scheduled. An update will be provided by 4 p.m.

1:25 p.m.
Numerous organizations across the nation received an email bomb threat today. Cal Poly Pomona received a similar email. University police are in touch with local and federal authorities and are conducting sweeps of campus buildings as a precautionary measure. If you receive such an email or notice suspicious activity, notify the UPD at 909-869-3070. We will continue to keep the campus updated.

The campus remains open and finals will continue as scheduled.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Cal Poly Pomona, Office of Emergency Management (EM) website, a starting place for information and resources for emergency management/preparedness, whenever you need it. Our goal is to ensure that the emergency management information you need is updated, easy to locate and understand.

We are proud of our emergency management programs and look to enhance our programs, to ensure the campus community is as prepared as possible for an emergency, or catastrophic event.

Our job in the Office of EM is to assist Cal Poly to be a great and safe place of education and work. We have a great Emergency Management team and partner with a fantastic team of campus Building Marshals & Floor Captains. These employee volunteers, do their very best to ensure the building occupants, of their respective building are provided with great resources, and are prepared for an emergency.

We appreciate you visiting our website and look forward to working with you, as EM partners.


Whitney J. Fields, MBA

Executive Director, Emergency Management & Business Continuity
(909) 869-4022


Our Mission:

The Office of Emergency Management supports our students, faculty, and staff to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards that may impact our campus.

Our Goal:

Develop, maintain, and sustain a campus-wide, comprehensive, all-hazard, risk based emergency management program that engages the whole community.

Our Plan:

The Cal Poly Pomona Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the emergency organization, assigns tasks, specifies policies and general procedures, and provides for coordination of planning efforts of the various emergency staff and service elements of the jurisdiction. 

Review the EOP


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• Download the Emergency Procedures Pamphlet (pdf) or the Emergency Procedures Poster (doc)


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