Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter Training

Hawai'i Pacific University has an Emergency Operations Plan that includes guidelines to deal with an active shooter situation. Students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the information, videos and emergency procedures outlined on this page. For more information, visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Department of Homeland Security's website regarding Active Shooter Incidents. 

How to Respond

When an Active Shooter is in Your Vicinity

  • Have an escape route in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keeps your hand visible
Hide Out 
  • Hide in an area out of the shooter's view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and black doors
  • Silence your cell phone
Take Action
  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter

When Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Put down any items in your hands (bags, jackets, etc...)
  • Raise hands and spread fingers
  • Keep hands visible at all times
  • Avoid quick movements towards officers such as holding on to them for safety
  • Avoid pointing, screaming, or yelling
  • Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating 

Information to provide Law Enforcement or 911

  • Location of the active shooter
  • Number of shooters
  • Physical description of shooter
  • Number and type of weapons held by shooters
  • Number of potential victims at the location