NEWS | August 1, 2018

More Active Shooter Survival workshops scheduled


The UC Davis Police Department is hosting another two Active Shooter workshops, including one next  week:

  • Wed., August 8, from noon -1:30 p.m. at the Education Bldg. Lecture Hall (Room 1222) 
  • Wed., August 22, from noon -1:30 p.m. at the Betty Irene Moore Hall (Room 1000)

These workshops emphasize the need for communities to pre-plan for catastrophic events and show how to identify an active-incident safe space within the campus environment.

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This dynamic workshop, geared to members of the Sacramento campus community, presents strategies to increase the likelihood of surviving an active shooter incident. The presentation covers the three steps for increasing your chances of surviving an active shooter:

  • Run
  • Hide
  • Fight (last resort)

Staff from several academic departments and student services units participates with police officers in delivering the workshop. This team approach helps faculty, students and staff better relate to the scenarios and concepts demonstrated in the program, which includes demonstrations for attacking an attacker including taking away a handgun. Other topics covered include:

  • The will to survive
  • Identifying police department capabilities
  • Weapon identification for community members

For more information, visit the department’s web page here.