Active Threat

An active assailant is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. The event is unpredictable and evolves quickly.

How you can prepare:

Active Threat Training

Events of the past years have called attention to the need to be prepared for a wide range of emergencies. The tragedies at Virgina Tech, Aurora, and Sandyhook have caused campuses across the country to reassess their level of preparedness. Our police department has for many years conducted training for our officers on responding to an active threat incident. We continue extensive on-going training for a response to these types of incidents.

The awareness and preparedness of members of our community is equally important. We present this information for your use and distribution.

If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately contact the Police Department via 9-1-1. In the event of an active threat incident, please consider taking the following actions:

Contact Authorities:

Flee the building if safe to do so:

If you are unable to flee the building, secure your immediate area or move to a safe area:

If the assailant enters your class or office:

What to Report:

Police Response: