Department of Human Resources

Active Shooter Training

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.


Below are two (2) Active Shooter Videos for Non-Law Enforcement Employees that should be reviewed prior to beginning the course. Once you've complete the course, click on the exam link provided to test your knowledge.

Active Shooter Videos for Non-law Enforcement Employees

  1. Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video
  2. RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Active Shooter Booklet | Active Shooter Poster | Active Shooter Pocket Card

Active Shooter CourseActive Shooter Exam