Active Shooter

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The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our top priority.  Numerous colleges and universities have had the unfortunate experience of active shooter incidents.  University Police takes this threat seriously and regularly trains with neighboring agencies in an active shooter response.
The campus community can help the University Police Department by reporting any person seen carrying a fire arm on campus by calling / 251-6911.
If there is an active shooter situation, the following actions are suggested:

ESCAPE /

  • Evacuate IF it can be done safely.
  • Assist others to evacuate if you can do so safely.
  • Call University Police @ 251-6911, or, 911.
  • Follow the directions of police officers.

SEEK COVER /

  • If escape is not possible, or if you are outside, seek cover in a room or office
  • Close and lock the door:  barricade the door if possible.
  • Protect yourself by taking cover behind heavy furniture or concrete.
  • If possible, call University Police @ 251-6911, or, 911.

HIDE /

  • Turn off lights.
  • Close blinds / shades.
  • Remain quiet.
  • If possible, call University Police @ 251-6911, or, 911.
  • Wait for law enforcement or other emergency personnel to assist you.

IF YOU ARE FACED WITH SOMEONE ACTIVELY FIRING A WEAPON, CONSIDER ESCAPE OR PLAYING DEAD.

KEEP IN MIND /

  • Responding Officers are trained in a specific active shooter response.
  • This may mean that they run past you in the direction of the shooter in order to stop the threat.
  • The first responding officers will not stop to render aid of any kind, however, be assured that other responding officers will arrive solely for that purpose.
  • If you have made it outside, go to a safe location or follow the instruction of a police officer.