Threats of Violence Procedure

NorQuest College is committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees, students and visitors. However, we live in a world where violence and threats of violence happen.

A threat of violence is defined as one person threatening another with either language, physical movement or a weapon indicating that they intend to harm that person.

Our process

At NorQuest we have had to deal with incidents where a threat of violence had been made toward a student or toward an employee.

When an incident is reported, we

  1. investigate the incident,
  2. do a threat assessment,
  3. report it to the EPS, and
  4. take any other action that is deemed necessary to manage the risk.

Although threats at our college are uncommon, you need to know what to do should you receive a threat or overhear a threat to another person.

What to do if you receive a threat

  1. Whenever possible seek a safe place by removing yourself from the person making the threat.
  2. If the situation poses a danger to personal safety or appears to be serious, call 911 immediately.
  3. At Edmonton campus, call Security at 780.991.4573.
  4. Call Facilities at 780.644.6215.
  5. Once you have done the above, notify your instructor or manager.