Ball State University Police Department’s has established an “all hazard” plan for responding to critical incident such as natural and man-made disasters, civil disturbances, mass arrests, bomb threats, hostage/barricaded person situation, acts of terrorism, and other unusual incidents. The plan will follow the standard incident command system (ICS) protocols, which include functional provisions for command, operations, planning, logistics, and finance/administration.
The objectives include, but are not limited to:
- reduce or minimize the loss of life and property
- maintain law and order
- make notifications to help restore essential services and provide vital resources to affected areas
- prepare proper reports
- provide for continuity of government
- provide the basis for subsequent recovery.