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Community Response Checklist

HOSTILE INTRUDER INCIDENT

AACC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & POLICE

The following guidelines are intended to reduce your personal risk in the unlikely event that an Hostile Intruder Incident should occur on campus.

If Hostile Intruder is using a gun and you are outside, you should take immediate cover, preferably inside a building, circumstances permitting:

Secure immediate area:

  • Lock and barricade doors
  • Turn off lights
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Turn off radios and computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets (cover may protect you from bullets)
  • Silence cell phones
  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons

Un-Securing an area:

  • Consider risks before un-securing rooms
  • Remember, the shooter will not stop until they are engaged by an outside force
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area.
  • Consider the safety of masses -vs- the safety of a few
  • If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured

Contacting Authorities:

  • Use Emergency 911
  • AACC Public Safety & Police - 410-777-1818 

What to Report:

  • Your specific location- building name and office/room number
  • Number of people at your specific location
  • Injuries- number injured, types of injuries
  • Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical   features, type of  weapons (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooters identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire,  etc.

Police Response:

  • Objective is to immediately engage assailant(s)
  • Evacuate victims
  • Facilitate follow up medical care, interviews, counseling
  • Investigation