More Information

Active Shooter Tips

View the Active Shooter Video - Options for Consideration
HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY

QUICKLY DETERMINE THE MOST REASONABLE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR OWN LIFE. Call 911 or Public Safety when safe to do so. 

RUNHIDE  FIGHT
Have an escape route and plan in mindHide in an area out of the active shooter’s view
 
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger
Leave your belongings behindBlock entry to your hiding place, lock the doors, and turn off the lightsAttempt to incapacitate the active shooter by any means available
Do not use elevatorsDo not stand by a windowAct with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter
Keep hands visible, raised, and spread fingersSilence electronic devicesCommit to your actions
Follow directions of responding officersIF OUTDOORS- Use a tree, vehicle, mailbox, etc. for cover and concealment from the shooter 
IF OUTDOORS- Try to get inside a building. If unable, take cover or lie flat on ground  
HOW TO RESPOND WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES ON THE SCENE
HOW YOU SHOULD REACT WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES:
Remain calm, and follow officers’ instructionAvoid pointing, screaming and/or yelling
Immediately raise hands and spread fingersDo not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the premises
Keep hands visible at all timesBe aware that the goal of the first responders will be to stop the active shooter, not tend to the victims
Avoid making quick movements towards officers such as attempting to hold on to them for safety 

 

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD PROVIDE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR 911 OPERATORS:
Location of the victims and active shooterNumber and types of weapons held by shooter(s)
Number of shooters, if more than oneNumber of potential victims at the location
Physical description of the shooter(s) 
RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
ALERT PUBLIC SAFETY IF YOU BELIEVE AN EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT EXHIBITS POTENTIALLY VIOLENT BEHAVIOR.
Indicators of potentially violent behavior may include one or more of the following:
Increase in unsolicited comments about violence, firearms, and other dangerous weapons and violent crimesIncreased severe mood swings, and noticeably unstable or emotional responses
Increased use of alcohol and/or illegal drugsUnexplained increase in absenteeism, and/or vague physical complaints
Depression/WithdrawalIncreasingly talks of problems at home
SJU PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
QueensStaten Island  Manhattan Oakdale
718 990-5252   718 390-4487  212 277-5155718 374-1435