An active threat is a person or persons who pose a risk of causing imminent harm to
others and may be in possession of a weapon.
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt
and/or incapacitate the active threat by:
Law enforcement's purpose is to stop the active threat as soon as possible. Officers
will proceed directly to the area in which the last activity was reported.
How to react when law enforcement arrives:
Information to provide to law enforcement or 911 operator:
The first officers to arrive at the scene will not stop to help injured persons. Expect
rescue teams comprised of additional officers and emergency medical personnel to follow
the initial officers. These rescue teams will treat and remove any injured persons.
They may also call upon able-bodied individuals to assist in removing the wounded
from the premises.
Once you have reached a safe location or an assembly point, you will likely be held
in that area by law enforcement until the situation is under control, and all witnesses
have been identified and questioned. Do not leave until law enforcement authorities
have instructed you to do so.