Active Threat Procedures

Secure Immediate Area

  • Lock and barricade doors
  • Turn off lights
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Turn off radios and computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection i.e concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets (cover may protect you from bullets)

Silence cell phones

  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons

Un-Securing An Area

  • Consider risks before un-securing rooms
  • Remember, the shooter will not stop until they are engaged by an outside force.
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be accomplished without further endangering the the persons inside a secured area.
  • Consider the safety of masses vs. the safety of a few
  • If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight

Contacting Authorities

  • Contact Campus Police immediately at the numbers to the right. 

What To Report

  • Your specific location - building name and office/room number
  • Number of people at your specific location
  • Injuries - number injured, types of injuries
  • Assailant(s) - location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapon(s) (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooters identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire, etc.

Police Response

  • Objective is to immediately engage assailant(s)
  • Evacuate victims
  • Facilitate follow up medical care, interviews, counseling
  • Investigation