Auburn University
Active Shooter Response Video (8 min)

Active Shooter- Pocket Card Information

If a person enters or threatens to enter the building for the purpose of causing physical violence either to persons or property:

  • DIAL 911 as soon as possible.
  • Describe the person and situation to the dispatcher. Be as detailed as possible.
  • If safe, stay on the phone with the 911 dispatcher as long as possible.

Several options may be available to you. You will need to decide which is best for your situation.

  • EVACUATE the area if safe to do so. DO NOT activate the fire alarm.
  • If you cannot evacuate, BARRICADE yourself in a room away from the intruder.
    • Secure doors if possible.
    • Seek concealment (out of sight) away from doors and windows.
    • Turn the lights off and close any blinds or curtains.
    • Attempt to barricade the door with furniture or other items, without endangering or injuring yourself.
    • DO NOT leave your safe position until told to do so by police or emergency responders.
    • DO NOT confront the intruder.
  • If directly confronted by the intruder, TAKE ACTION to get away safely. Consider the following:
    • SCREAM for help. Make a lot of noise.
    • KEEP MOVING. Don't become a stationary target.
    • Use anything you can to DISTRACT the intruder. Throw books, phones, chairs, or other objects as a means to enable your escape or as a distraction to fight back.
  • As soon as you have an opportunity, leave the area and DIAL 911.



AU Campus Safety & Security Phone: 334-844-8888
On-Call Phone (24/7): 334-750-9795
Auburn Police Division Phone: 334-501-3100, opt 1
Auburn Police Division
Crime Stoppers Tip Line
(Call or Text)
Phone: 334-246-1391