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Emergency Procedures: Shooting / Sniper / Violent Armed Individual - Campus Police Services / Safety and Security

  • (510) 659-6111 (Fremont)
  • (510) 742-2311 (Newark)

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  1. Call 911 (9-911), then
  2. Notify Ohlone Police at (510) 659-6111

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Emergency Procedures: Shooting / Sniper / Violent Armed Individual

Types of Shooting Incident/Situation

  • The type of shooting incident/situation will determine the appropriate response.
  • If you are outdoors, immediately seek cover and move away from the line of fire.
  • If you are indoors, immediately get down, move away from all windows and if possible, block or secure the room door to prevent the suspect(s) from entering.
  • Do not evacuate rooms or the building until instructed to do so by a CPS Officer, the Building Monitor, or an Ohlone College employee with proper identification or a Fremont Police Officer or unless it is absolutely clear that it is safe to do so.
  • Special precautions must be taken to ensure that Deaf or hard-of-hearing persons are notified and persons with disabilities are assisted as appropriate.
  • Call 911 (9-911) from a college telephone. Do not hang up on the dispatcher until instructed to do so. The following information should be provided:
    1. Indicate that there has been a shooting or that someone has been shot
    2. The exact location of the suspect(s) including the building number (if applicable), floor number (if applicable), room number (if applicable), nearest landmarks (bookstore, cafeteria, etc.)
    3. Whether you actually heard or saw any shots fired, if the suspect(s) is/are still shooting, what type of weapon(s) does the suspect(s) have? Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun or Explosive Device(s)?
    4. Description of suspect(s): race, clothing, direction of travel, vehicle(s)
    5. Condition and number of hostage(s) and victim(s) injured or killed
    6. Any information or demands supplied or made by suspect(s)?

Shooting Incident/Situation: Evacuate Only When Safe and Appropriate

  • Active Shooter:
    • Evacuation is Not Recommended as the suspect(s) is/are mobile and fluid and often seeks targets of opportunity
    • It is generally safer to seek cover if near the suspect(s) and then move away quickly and stealthily keeping cover between you and the suspect(s) in the opposite direction
  • Sniper/Barricaded Suspect(s)
    • Remain in place of shelter or safety until instructed to evacuate or leave
    • Follow instructions of police officer or building monitor
    • If shooting is in progress, keep a low profile and silhouette, always maintain cover, be silent, follow instructions

Violent Armed Individual

During incidents or situations where a subject is armed with a deadly weapon other than a firearm or suspected explosive device, such as a knife, ax, or club, and is threatening or attacking others, the following actions should be taken:

  • The type of incident/situation will determine the appropriate response.
  • If you are outdoors, immediately move away from the suspect(s) and seek assistance.
  • If you are indoors, immediately move away from suspect(s) and if possible, block or secure the room door to prevent the suspect(s) from entering.
  • Do not evacuate rooms or the building until instructed to do so by a CPS Officer, the Building Monitor, or an Ohlone College employee with proper identification or a Fremont Police Officer or unless it is absolutely clear that it is safe to do so.
  • Special precautions must be taken to ensure that Deaf or hard-of-hearing persons are notified and persons with disabilities are assisted as appropriate.
  • Call 911 (9-911) from a college telephone. Do not hang up on the dispatcher until instructed to do so. The following information should be provided:
    1. Indicate that there has been an incident involving a weapon and someone has been or may be injured.
    2. The exact location of the suspect(s) including the building number (if applicable), floor number (if applicable), room number (if applicable), nearest landmarks (bookstore, cafeteria, etc.)
    3. Whether you actually heard or saw anyone threatening or injuring someone, if the suspect(s) is/are still threatening or injuring anyone, what type of weapon(s) does the suspect(s) have? Knife, Axe, Club or other type of weapon?
    4. Description of suspect(s): race, clothing, direction of travel, vehicle(s)
    5. Condition and number of hostage(s) and victim(s) injured or killed
    6. Any information or demands supplied or made by suspect(s)