December 9, 2015
“Response to Active Shooter” training and resources
We are all deeply saddened and alarmed by the recent active shooter incidents in San Bernardino, CA, Colorado Springs, CO and Roseburg, OR, among many others across the country. While we believe the chances of serious violence at UW can be reduced through use of UW SafeCampus resources, we know that prevention efforts can never be 100% effective and that it is worthwhile to prepare for the unlikely, but dangerous, situation of an active shooter event here. There are a number of resources available to help you prepare, both individually and as a workgroup.
- In-person training: “Response to Active Shooter” training conducted by UWPD and SafeCampus (general session schedule to be announced in January, 2016).
- Email SafeCampus to join a list to learn about when active shooter training sessions are occurring or to discuss having a session scheduled for your department.
- Online training videos: Three “Shots Fired” streaming videos oriented to the work, academic and health care environments are available via a UWNetID on the SafeCampus training resources
- Workplace security plan consultation and physical security assessment: For an assessment of your workplace environment or security consultation, contact UWPD’s Mike Sletten email@example.com.
- Guides: The UWPD’s Active Shooter-Campus Emergency Procedures and Workplace Security Plan
- Additional resources: Department of Homeland Security resources, including
While preparing yourself and your workplace to respond to such a situation can be confidence-building, it’s stressful to think about such an event happening to you. UW CareLink, our faculty and staff assistance program, is available to help you manage this and other types of work or personal stress you may be experiencing.