Public Safety Resources

Mills has a college-wide notification system in the event of an emergency and partners with local first responders, community organizations, and disaster services agencies to offer regular training exercises, presentations, discounts, and volunteer opportunities to Mills community members.

Mills College Emergency Notification Service

This feature is intended to provide emergency alerts and safety information via email, voicemail, and text messages to registered users. This service is presently optional, and users may opt in or out at any time. 

You can register, or update, your emergency notification status via the Emergency Notification Service link located in the Mills Resource Portal.

Mills College Emergency Evacuation Plan

Mills has an established evacuation plan in the event of an emergency. The plan includes when to evacuate a building, where to assemble in an evacuation based on your campus location, and what to do after an evacuation.  

Safety Statistics

Mills provides annual safety statistics in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. 

Campus Safety Information, Reports & Alerts 

Mills community members may access important emergency preparedness and safety announcements via the campus community intranet: Campus Safety Information, Reports, and Alerts.

Find your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) via

Community Alerts, Safety Presentations & Exercises 

Alameda County Siren Warning System

The Alameda County Warning System is tested at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

Emergency Broadcast Radio Stations

  • KCBS 740 AM
  • KGO 810 AM
  • KNBR 680 AM
  • Radio Oakland 530 AM

Oakland Police Department Safety Presentations


C.O.R.E. Emergency Preparedness Training 

Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (C.O.R.E.) offers preparedness courses, disaster exercises, and volunteer opportunities on the Mills campus and throughout the City of Oakland. Click the above link for information on additional training opportunities.

Campus Drills & Events

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive at Mills
  • CA GreatShakeout Earthquake Drill

Mills College Emergency Response Volunteer Registry

Mills ERVR is used to register individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of a campus-wide emergency. By adding your information to the campus volunteer registry you are indicating your willingness to volunteer your time and skills in an emergency.

Please note that registering places you under no obligation to volunteer. Volunteer responders may register in the Mills Resource Portal via the Mills Emergency Response Volunteer Registry under "MyMills Resources".

Recommended Safety Independent Study Courses

When Lightning Strikes

The Department of Public Safety takes your safety very seriously and is providing this instructional video to assist with the actions that should be taken during critical incident such as one involving "shots fired" on campus. This 20-minute training video presented by the Center of Personal Protection and Safety demonstrates how to responds to an active shooter situation, providing critical guidance on what to do to protect yourself.

Please contact Sgt. Dennis Bernardo if you would like to schedule a video presentation for your group.

Mills College Safety & Preparedness Discounts

Through our association with premier emergency preparedness supplier Nexis Preparedness Systems, Mills College now offers special savings on emergency kits and supplies to help prepare you and your family for a disaster. Receive 10-15% Off ALL Nexis Emergency Preparedness Kits.

Neighborhood Meetings

District 6 Heartland Merchants Association Meetings

Training materials from District 6 merchant meetings can now be found on the District 6 Heartlands website.

Second Wednesday of every month, 8:30 am

Please make note of the new meeting location :

5856 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA

District 6 Empowerment Committee Meetings

1st Saturday–Economic Development–10:00 am–12:00 pm
Kingdom Builder Christian Fellowship
7272 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA

2nd Monday–Public Safety–6:00–8:00 pm
Faith Baptist Church
2680 64th Avenue
Oakland, CA

3rd Saturday–Community Development/Public Works–10:00 am–12:00 pm
Last Days Revival Ministries
2001 73th Avenue
Oakland, CA