University Police offers on-site Active Threat Training, by request, for students, faculty and staff. If you cannot attend a training session, we hope that you will have a look at the training materials below.
We hope that you are never confronted with an active shooter situation, but if you do, there are steps you can take to increase your chances for survival:
- Know your surroundings and have an escape plan prior to an incident.
- Move away from the threat quickly, leaving your belongings behind.
- Get to a place of safety the call 911.
- Be prepared to give the 911 operator as much information as possible.
- If out cannot get out safely, shelter in place.
- Lock any doors and keep them locked.
- If doors cannot be locked, attempt to block doors closed.
- Make yourself invisible to the threat, if possible.
- Turn off lights and silence cell phones.
- If you are confronted by the threat, this is your last resort.
- Actively attempt to take out the threat using whatever you can find as a weapon.
UW-Stout Police participated in this five-minute training video.
UW-Madison Police produced a seven-minute training video.
FBI training video
Pathway to Violence video
The Department of Homeland Security offers this guide to active shooter response.