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Surviving an Active Shooter Event or Bomb Threat

"Run. Hide. Fight". Surviving an Active Shooter Event

The following video has been provided to educate you and make you aware of possible actions to take should a person intend to do harm to the College Community or to anyone, anywhere. This information is provided and based on the Department of Homeland Security and FBI latest instructional materials.

This video provides you with some key steps to follow should you find yourself in a crisis situation similar to the one portrayed. Please take the time to view this video as it is only five mintues long but provides some valuable material.

The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 45 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Dates will be posted below as they become available.

See the Live 5 News story about our Active Shooter Seminars, posted on September 8th, 2016.

What to Do in the Event of a Bomb Threat

The following video has been provided to educate you and make you aware of possible actions to take should a bomb threat occur on campus. This video was produced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate’s (NPPD) Office of Infrastructure Protection, and the University of Central Florida, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

This video provides you with some key steps to follow should you find yourself in a crisis situation similar to the one portrayed. Please take the time to view this video as it is only four mintues long but provides some valuable material. You can visit the Department of Homeland Security's website directly, here or download and print the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bomb Threat Checklist used in this video, here.

 

If you have questions after viewing these videos, please contact Robert Reese, Chief of Police, College of Charleston Department of Public Safety.

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