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Safety & Emergencies

Safe Environment 

The College of Biblical Studies is committed to the safety of our students and staff.  Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors and others with whom we serve. CBS has zero tolerance for violent acts or threats of violence. Emergency procedures are provided on the left. You are encouraged to read through and familiarize yourself with each procedure. If you have any questions about the procedures, please contact our Facilities Director at facilities@cbshouston.edu.

The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, e-mail and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones and e-mail addresses. 

To support the CBS Security department, the College employs Professional Guard Patrol Security for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can safely go about their varied activities in furtherance of the College’s objectives. This department accomplishes its mission through excellence in policing, safety and security. Professional Guard Patrol and local police are the primary response agencies for all crimes and incidents on campus, including emergency assistance, investigating and documenting incidents. The CBS Security Department is the liaison with local police, fire and medical response agencies. The CBS Security Department may be reached during normal business hours at 281-448-4900 or 713-545-8602.

If you see a crime happening on CBS campus or are a victim of a crime, please call 911 or the CBS Security Department immediately.  

CBS Campus Numbers

CBS Campus Security

Dispatch 281-448-4900
Cell 713-545-8602

CBS Facilities #1

713-545-8543

CBS Facilities #2

713-545-4906

 

Building Access

CBS shall take all necessary steps to provide a safe and secure structure for the protection of its students, faculty and staff members. The building will be opened based on an approved schedule and will remain locked otherwise. 

Parking & Security Escort

Students should park in designated parking spaces on the main campus parking lots where the lighting is the most efficient. Escorts are provided during hours of operation for any reason by calling 713-545-8602.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

It is the policy of the College of Biblical Studies that the unlawful use, manufacture, sale, attempted sale, distribution, transfer, purchase, attempted purchase, cultivation, or possession of a controlled substance, alcohol, or any illicit drug on campus, in the workplace, or off-campus as part of any campus activities is prohibited. CBS believes that spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and physical developments have their greatest growth free from mind-altering illicit drugs and alcohol.

In Case Of Emergency, Call 911

You should call 911 to report all emergencies, including an active shooter on the premises, fire alarms, bomb threats, chemical spills, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, or any incident that will require a rapid response. 

You will be required to provide the 911 Operator with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The location of the emergency (building, floor, room number)
  • Your location (building, floor, room number)
  • The nature of the emergency
  • How many persons are involved in the emergency

Based upon the information that you supply to the 911 Operator, assistance (i.e., police, fire department personnel, hazmat team, medical personnel) will be dispatched, as required.

Useful External Emergency Local Numbers

Name of Agency

Contact Number

Ambulance/Fire/Police/Sheriff

911

Ambulance Non-Emergency

713-222-3434

American Red Cross

713-526-8300

Ben Taub Hospital

713-793-2000

Boxer Management Company

713-777-7368

City of Houston

713-247-1000

Electric - Reliant

713-207-7777

Fire Non-Emergency

713-227-2323

Gas – CenterPoint Energy

713-659-2111

Harris County

713-755-5000

Hazardous Materials

911

Health Department

713-439-6000

HPD Non-Emergency

713-884-3131

Memorial Hospital Southwest

713-776-5151

Poison Control

1-800-764-7661

Water

713-754-0600

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