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11.9          Response to Critical Incidents
  1. Each institution shall maintain an all hazard plan for responding to critical incidents such as:  natural and human-made disasters; public health emergencies; civil disturbances; mass arrests; bomb threats; hostage/barricaded person situations; acts of terrorism; and other unusual occurrences.  The plan shall follow Incident Command System (ICS) protocols and include provisions for:  command; operations; planning; logistics; and finance/administration.
  2. Response to campus critical incidents shall be in compliance with National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) standards.
  3. Multi-jurisdictional exercises shall be held at least annually to evaluate response and management capabilities.
  4. Each institution shall notify affected entities of critical incidents as appropriate.  Major criminal cases requiring specialized expertise may result in assistance being requested from outside law enforcement agencies.