Active Shooter Training Information

UWMPD Offers FREE active shooter course to faculty, staff, and students.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to make this course or would just like to know the best practices established by law enforcement experts, please view our Active Shooter Personal Safety Best Practices document.

Course Type

In Classroom

Course Goal

The goal of this training is to provide a basic understanding in how to survive an Active Shooter Incident. The training covers the following topics:

  • What you can do to survive
  • Law Enforcement response

Target Audience

This course is intended for UWM Campus Community (Faculty, Staff, and Students) to provide them necessary information to prepare and survive a potential active shooter situation.


This course includes videos, handouts and an answer/ question session.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Know what to do to survive
  • Know what officers will do upon arrival to scene

Main Topics

  •  Introduction- Dept, Officer
  •  Definition of Active Shooter
  •  Survival Mindset
  •  Awareness- Exits, Hiding spots, Items to defend self with
  •  Six Minute Run, Hide, Fight Video
  •  DENY – LOCK/BARRICADE in a room
  •  Last Resort-Survival Measures
  •  Law Enforcement response
  •  Prevention- Have a Plan
  •  How to Report
  •  Resources
  •  Safe Alert sign-up