Keeping Georgetown Safe

How to Survive an Active Shooter Event

Keeping our Georgetown campus safe from active shooter/active aggressor incidents is a top priority and the campus takes a team approach. These groups include the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), the campus Threat Assessment Team and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

This website is designed to be an informational guide on how to report a threatening person or a person of concern, how to identify resources that will provide emergency information to help you make decisions on how to keep safe and information how to stay safe during an active aggressor incident.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information provided on this site to empower yourself to stay safe on campus.

This video contains discussions of previous active shooter events

To register for a group training offered via Zoom, please complete the course request.

Spring 2023 – Regularly scheduled trainings are offered via Zoom at this Zoom link. No pre-registration needed. Trainings are offered on the follow dates at 1 p.m.:

January 24, 2024

February 7, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 6, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 3, 2024

April 17, 2024

FBI Run-Hide-Fight Video – Provides the basic response actions to an active shooter incident embedded in an engaging active shooter scenario.

GUPD Active Shooter PowerPoint where you can learn a little more information on signs and pre-incident indicators of a person of concern. Learn the Run-Hide-Fight actions steps. It will take a few moments to load.

Intruder Deterrent Locks are in place on many of our general purpose classroom doors and we are in the process of adding more.

Now taking reservations for GUPD’s Self Defense course (coed and female-only). Please click here to view our programs or sign up using the Self-Defense Form.

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