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Safety and Transportation

Community Resources

In conjunction with local first reponders, community organizations and disaster services partners, the Department of Public Safety is proud to offer regular training excercises, presentations, discounts and volunteer opportunities to community members.

Mills College Safety & Preparedness Discounts

10-15% Off ALL Nexis Emergency Preparedness Kits

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. 

Safety Presentations, Exercises & Community Alerts

Alameda County Siren Warning System

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

Campus Drills & Events - Fall 2017

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive at Mills: TBA
  • CA GreatShakeout Earthquake DrillThursday, October 19, 2017
  • FREE Flu Shots for Mills Students, Staff & Faculty: TBA

Campus Safety Information, Reports and Alerts 

Mills community members may access important emergency preparedness and safety announcements via the Campus Safety Information, Reports and Alerts located in the Mills Portal under 'Other Quick Links'.

Find your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) via Citizens Corps

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 Mills campus and throughout the City of Oakland. Click the above link for information on additional training opportunities.

Emergency Broadcast Radio Stations

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

Mills College Emergency Notification Service*

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

Register, or update, your Emergency Notification status via the Emergency Notification Service link located in the Mills Portal under 'MyMills Resources'.

Mills College Emergency Response Volunteer Registry (ERVR)*

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 Portal via the Mills Emergency Response Volunteer Registry under 'MyMills Resources'

Oakland Police Department Safety Presentations


Recommended Safety Independent Study

Shelter-In-Place/Lock Down/Mills Alert Test


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.

Community Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all classes/meetings will be held in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at CPM 114

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





AC Transit EasyPass Program

Citation Appeal Form

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Community Resources

Emergency Assembly

Lost and Found

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Policies & Publications

Report It

Safety Statistics

Shuttle Information

Vehicle Registration & Permit ePay

9:00 am–1:00 pm
and 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Contact Information

Public Safety
Room 113

P: 510.430.5555
F: 510.430.3344

Escort & Shuttle Service

P: 510.430.5555

Last Updated: 11/12/18