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

Executive Policy Group

A Executive Policy Group has been established as an administrative decision-making group to respond to critical incidents that may occur at Oakland University. Critical incidents are generally defined as those campus-wide emergencies that threaten life or property, or those which impact a significant portion of the university community (including, but not limited to, major fires, civil disturbances, and weather disasters). The Executive Policy Group’s purpose is to assist with decision-making, communications flow and operational response capability.

The Executive Policy Group is comprised of:

  • University President – serves as Group Leader
  • Chief Operating Officer – serves as the Alternate Group Leader
  • Chief of Police – OUPD – serves as Group Coordinator
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Other members as needed and determined by the Group

In the event of a crisis, the Chief of Police, or designee, will brief the Chief Operating Officer regarding an impending or actual critical incident. The Chief Operating Officer will immediately apprise the President of the situation, and a decision whether to call the Executive Policy Group into action is rendered. If a decision is reached to activate the Executive Policy Group, the Chief Operating Officer will subsequently contact all team members.

During this initial notification, members may be placed on "stand-by" or directed to report immediately to a specific meeting location. Once activated, the members of the team set aside all other duties and place the critical incident as their top priority. This priority will also be extended to their various subordinates deemed appropriate depending on the nature of the specific incident.

All members of the Executive Policy Group have a copy of the university’s Emergency Response Plan. The plan identifies and describes both general and specific responsibilities of the various Crisis Management Team members when they have been activated to deal with a critical incident. The Emergency Response Plan is reviewed, tested, and updated at least annually.

For more information, review the Executive Policy Group Policy.