Campus Advisory

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, a former Cerritos College Student, Joshua Michael Lewer, seen here in the attached photo, made a verbal threat to harm college employees.  He is currently in-custody with an unknown release date.  He is described as a male – white- 30 years old- black hair-brown eyes- 5’10 -220 lbs.    If seen on campus please contact campus police immediately at (562) 402-3674.     



Basic safety precautions

  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Know what is typical and what is not.
  • Call 9-1-1 from a campus phone or (562) 402-3674 from a mobile phone to report suspicious activity.
  • Be aware of parking lots, walkways and restrooms.
  • Travel with others with whom you are comfortable when possible, or call Campus Police for a Security Escort if needed.
  • Let others know where you are going, especially if you might be there alone.
  • If you are uncomfortable, go to a location where there are other people.
  • Headphones can eliminate your ability to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Move confidently at a steady pace and make eye contact with people.
  • Keep keys in hand when moving to a vehicle.
  • Keep windows and doors locked.
  • Check the interior of a vehicle before getting in.
  • Go to the nearest open business or police station if you are being followed.
  • Do not confront a fleeing suspect. Establish a safe distance and obtain a good description and direction of travel for the police.

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