Active Shooter

Avoid|Deny|Defend

During an act of violence (e.g. robbery, hostage situation, workplace violence, active shooter):

AVOID starts with your state of mind.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Have an exit plan.
  • Move away from the source of the threat as quickly as possible.
  • The more distance and barriers between you and the threat, the better.

DENY when getting away is difficult or maybe even impossible.

  • Keep distance between you and the source.
  • Create barriers to prevent or slow down a threat from getting to you.
  • Turn the lights off.
  • Remain out of sight and quiet by hiding behind large objects and silence your phone.

DEFEND because you have the right to protect yourself.

  • If you cannot Avoid or Deny be prepared to defend yourself.
  • Be aggressive and committed to your actions.
  • Do not fight fairly. THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL.

CALL 911 or 254-710-2222

When Law Enforcement arrives, SHOW YOUR HANDS AND FOLLOW COMMANDS.

 
Updated 1/26/2017