Includes other man-made threats

When an active shooter is in your vicinity, quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Students, employees and visitors are likely to follow the directions of instructors, supervisors and administrators during an active shooter situation.


Have an escape route and plain in mind

Leave your belongings behind (take keys and phones only if it doesn't delay your escape)

Keep your hands visible


Hide in an area out of the active shooter's view

Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors if possible

Take action

As a last resort and only when your life in in danger

Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter

Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter

Call 911 when it is safe to do so

How to respond when law enforcement arrives:

Remain calm and follow instructions from officers

Immediately raise hands and spread fingers when instructed by officers

Keep hands visible at all times

Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to go to them for safety

Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling

Don't stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating; proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the building/ area and toward the location designed by officers

Information you should provide to law enforcement and 911

Location of the active shooter/s

Number of shooters

Physical description of the shooter/s

Number and type of weapons possessed by the shooter/s

Number of potential victims and their locations at the incident scene

Recognizing signs of potential workplace violence

An active shooter may be a current or former employee or student. If you believe an employee or student is an immediate threat or exhibits potentially violent behavior, call Human Resources (employee) at 928-344-7504 or the Dean of Campus Life (student) at 928-344-7580. If the individual is not affiliated with the College, call Campus Police at 9278-314-9500 or 911.

Indications of potentially violent behavior may include:

Increased use of alcohol and/or drugs

Unexplained increase in absenteeism and/or vague physical complaints

Depression/ Withdrawal

Increased severe mood swings and noticeably unstable or emotional responses

Increasing mentions of problems at home, school or work

Increase in unsolicited comments about violence, firearms and other dangerous weapons and violent crime