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Call 911 – and Campus Safety 616.395.7770
Provide the following information to the dispatcher or any officer on scene:
In the event of active shooter or shooter on campus: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!
Get Out and Call Out – Move quickly to get out and away from situation, leave your belongings and call 911 provide the name of the shooter if known, shooter’s description, location, number and type of weapon.
Hide Out and Keep Out – If you are not able to get out, find a well hidden and protected space. Find a place that can be locked with objects to hide behind. Blockade the door with heavy furniture, turn out the lights, and be silent. Turn off noise-producing device; call 911 if you can do so without alerting the shooter.
Spread Out and Take Out - If you are not alone, DO NOT huddle together, quietly develop a plan of action if the shooter enters the room. Remain calm. Assume the shooter’s intentions are lethal and will succeed in killing all those with whom he comes in contact UNLESS you stop him. You must be prepared to do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat:
Additional information and training is available through the Campus Safety office.
What to expect from police: