University Police

Emergency Procedures

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This section has been compiled for the benefit of Montana State University Billings’ community members in the event of possible life-threatening emergencies. The procedures that follow are intended to provide basic step-by-step responses to specific types of emergency or disaster situation.


Please remember that in ay emergency situation – from a weather-related disaster to a chemical spill to an active shooter situation – you will likely be on your own for a brief period until proper authorities arrive to assist you. Calm and clear thinking will be critical, which is why these guidelines were developed.


All procedures have been designed to be in accord with the MSU Billings Emergency Operations Plans. These links provide a brief overview of some of the types of emergencies we might face at the university and its different campuses. It is intended to assist you as an individual in understanding what to expect and your initial response. After any emergency closure of any facility, classroom building or campus, please call the University Police Department at (x2147) or check the University website for status and likely re-opening.

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