If you encounter or observe student behavior that you believe is a threat to self or others, or that creates a disruption to the learning environment, which you reasonably believe needs immediate attention or assessment, call Sinclair Police at (937) 512-2700 if you are located at the downtown campus. Local police should be contacted if you are located at one of the learning centers or at the Courseview Campus.The dispatcher will document the incident and take the appropriate action.
If the incident does not represent an immediate threat or danger, you may report the behavior to the Behavorial Intervention Team or call Sinclair Police at (937) 512-2700 and ask the dispatcher to fill out a BIT report on your behalf. You may also click the online version of the BIT form, fill out the information and it will be sent directly to a member of the team for analysis and response.
Examples of behaviors which may warrant a report to Sinclair Police or submission of a BIT form:
- threatening behavior that disrupts the educational process
- hostile, abusive, or aggressive behavior
- extreme emotional outbursts
- articulated threats to harm self or others
- unusual speech or behavior patterns, including slurring, incoherent or rambling speech
- disoriented behavior
- uncontrolled anger
Threatening and/or disruptive behavior can be described in many ways and often is subject to individual perceptions. The judgment of the instructor or staff member at the time of the incident is the most important consideration. While this procedure isn't designed for routine classroom management or the occasional rude or disrespectful student, it is recommended that you always error on the side of safety when making your decision. When in doubt, call Sinclair Police.