Has your business scheduled a free training to prepare for an active shooter and violence within your community? Over the past 2 years, over 14,000 people have attended this training, including Rural Mutual Insurance.
Did you know that the average active shooter event lasts 4-8 minutes? National average for Law Enforcement response is 3-6 minutes. Plan ahead and be prepared.
Or schedule the Preparedness for Active Shooter and Violence Training today!
If you see something, say something!
We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. Reporting suspicious activity to local authorities can reduce crime and result in safer environments. What is suspicious activity?
- Unusual items or situations – A vehicle in an odd location, unattended bag or package, open door that is usually closed, etc.
- Eliciting information – Questioning individuals at a level beyond curiosity about particular facets of a facility’s purpose, operations, security, etc.
- Observation/surveillance – Unusual attention to facilities, extended loitering without explanation, taking notes or measurements of a facility, etc.
These activities could be innocent, but they could lead to conversation of further investigation.
If you see something, who should you notify and what do you report?
- Who to tell
- Report suspicious activity to a person of authority such as law enforcement
- On the bus, tell the driver
- Security guard
- What to tell them
- WHAT did you observe?
- WHO did you see?
- WHEN did you see it?
- WHERE did you see it occur?
- WHY is it suspicious?
Did you know you can text 911?
Dane County offers “Text to 911” service. If you are in a situation of danger and you are unable to talk on the phone, you can text 911 and they will receive your emergency.
Text 911 in the “TO” field of the message.
Provide location information and the nature of the emergency in the message body .
Call 911 if you can and text to 911 if you can’t. This should only be used in case of an emergency.
Not in Dane County? Contact your local police department to learn more.
For more information or to schedule a safety training contact:
Emergency Preparedness Assistant Coordinator