PolyCARES: Preventing violence before it starts

What is PolyCARES?

PolyCARES is a program to prevent campus violence before it starts. The purpose of Cal Poly Pomona's Community Assessment and Response for Employees & Students is to proactively identify, assess, and offer a coordinated institutional response to those who pose a risk to themselves, others and/or the campus community.

How can I get assistance?

When should I seek help?

  • Violent Acts
  • Weapons
  • Bizarre Behavior
  • Thoughts of Suicide or Self-Harm
  • Hate Crimes & Hate Incidents
  • Extreme Distress
  • Family/Domestic Problems
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Termination/Discipline
  • Whenever you wonder, "Should I...?"

I need immediate help

Call University Police

  • From Campus Phone: 9-1-1
  • From Cell Phone, Pay Phone, or Off Campus Phone: (909) 869-3070

I need advice or consultation

  • Confidential consultation available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on-call crisis counselor: 909-869-3220.
  • After hours, including weekends, during holidays or campus closures, call CAPS at 909-869-3220 and press "2" to speak with a crisis counselor.

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