REPORT AN
EMERGENCY

Contact the
Ohio University
Police Department (OUPD)
740.593.1911
(Athens campus)




REPORT
A FIRE

call
911



If you witness
BEHAVIOR OF
CONCERN

in an individual,
contact OUPD at
740.593.1911


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Emergency Information : Dealing with People Who Exhibit Behavior of Concern
 
Dealing with People Who Exhibit Behavior of Concern

The following information provides basic guidelines for assisting people who exhibit any behaviors of concern. For more extensive information, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 740.593.1616 or OUPD at 740.593.1911 and request additional information on this topic.
If you are confronted by a person exhibiting symptoms of emotional, chemical or psychological issues:
  • DO be respectful
  • DO attribute symptom(s) to the illness
  • DO maintain poise and self-control
  • DO maintain personal space
  • DO keep your voice low and calm
  • DO use short, simple statements
  • DO keep your hands in view
  • DO be matter of fact
  • DO reduce contact if the individual is especially ill
  • DON’T give sharp commands or use threats
  • DON’T challenge – verbally or physically
  • DON’T argue, criticize or be judgmental
  • DON’T make promises you can’t keep
  • DON’T take anger personally
Police resources
OUPD employs several officers who are trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Additionally, OUPD has Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) members serving on all shifts to effectively respond to situations involving individuals with mental health conditions.

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 593-1000
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