• What To Do in the Event of an Active Shooter


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    Active shooter situations are always unpredictable, but there are things that should be immediately done to protect oneself.

    If it is possible to do so safely, exit the building immediately when you become aware of an incident, moving away from the immediate path of danger, and take the following steps.

    1. Notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building immediately.
    2. Evacuate to a safe area away from the danger and take protective cover. Stay there until assistance arrives.
    3. Call the Monmouth University Police Department at 732-571-4444 or dial 911, providing each dispatcher with the following information:
      1. Your name
      2. Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
      3. Number of shooters (if known)
      4. Identification or description of shooter(s)
      5. Number of persons who may be involved
      6. Your exact location
      7. Injuries to anyone, if known
       
    4. Individuals not immediately impacted by the situation are to take protective cover, staying away from windows and doors until notified otherwise.

    If you are directly involved in an incident and exiting the building is not possible, the following actions are recommended:

    1. Go to the nearest room or office.
    2. Close and lock the door.
    3. Turn off the lights.
    4. Seek protective cover.
    5. Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
    6. Do not answer the door.
    7. Notify the Monmouth University Police Department at 732-571-4444 or dial 911 if it is safe to do so, providing each dispatcher with the following information:
      1. Your name
      2. Your location (be as specific as possible)
      3. Number of shooters (if known)
      4. Identification or description of shooter
      5. Number of persons who may be involved
      6. Injuries if known
       
    8. Wait for police to assist you out of the building.

    The Monmouth University Police (MUPD), along with surrounding municipal departments, are trained and equipped to respond to an emergency incident of this nature. During the initial phase of the incident, the MUPD will evaluate the situation to determine the best course of action for the safety of the university community and will notify everyone with emergency information as promptly as possible.


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