Oakland University Police Department

Police and Support Services Building
201 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4451
(location map)
Campus Phone: 911
Cell Phone and Non-Emergency: (248) 370-3331
Campus Status Hotline: (248) 370-2000
Hours of Operation: 24/7 Lobby and Communications
Fax: (248) 370-3341

Event Preparedness

Hosting an event can seem like a daunting task.  As an event coordinator, you're likely to find yourself immersed in organizing speakers, attendees, catering, and everything in between. Planning for emergencies may quickly fall to a low priority, or even worse, no priority at all. But what happens if a tornado hits the building or an armed assailant shows up to your event? Are you prepared to ensure the safety of your guests?

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) can help you prepare for these types of incidents. Don't worry, we won't take over planning your event. We will, however, help reduce your liability should the unthinkable happen.

What can OEM help coordinate?
  • Incident Action Plan (IAP) Development
  • Police/Fire/EMS Resources
  • Venue Inspections
  • Training for Event Staff
  • Event Staff Communication through the campus radio system
  • Threat Assessments
  • Command Post
  • Incident Command
  • Traffic & Parking
Increase preparedness with three easy steps
  1. Tell us about your event as soon as you start planning it. We can't help you plan unless we know about your event. Not sure if you're event rises to the level of needing preparedness planning? Find out what qualifies as an event:

    Events that meet the below criteria must be reported to the Office of Emergency Management:

    • Events involving more than 1,000 participants (including organizers, attendees, and honorees)
    • Events involving one or more high profile guests, including public figures and dignitaries such as municipal, state, or federal government representatives; foreign state leaders and officials; diplomatic staff and other international delegates; celebrities; and public figures who attract media attention and/or raise concerns for security
    • Events that involve parking for vehicles or busses
    • Events beginning or occurring between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    • Events where admission is charged or tickets are sold
    • Events with paid entertainers or performers
    • Events with temporary stage, sound, lighting, or rigging equipment
    • Events occurring in a tent
    • Events utilizing temporary bleachers
    • Events otherwise designated by the Chief of Police

  2. Meet with an Emergency Management Specialist to review your event and discuss preparedness plans. OEM will help you leverage the University's resources to make your event successful.

  3. Host your event with confidence knowing you are prepared for the unthinkable. Even though your guests may not see your preparedness plans in action, they will appreciate your level of planning for their well being.