Following the tragedy in Las Vegas this past Sunday, the UNO Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants remind students, faculty, and staff of the many ways its office can provide training and other informational opportunities related to active shooter situations.
There are three types of programs available that the campus community can request to be involved in:
Run, Hide, Fight Presentations
This is a one-hour presentation given by Police Officers from DPS. This presentation features the tactical options of the Run, Hide, Fight system. The officers illustrate these concepts through case studies and FBI studies.
This program allows office managers, faculty members or instructors to evaluate their work areas or classrooms in relation to an active shooter incident. Evaluation of evacuation options, access denial and counteraction possibilities are all discussed during the assessment.
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training provides hands-on scenarios involving the Run, Hide, Fight system. The sessions are led by trained ALICE instructors from UNO DPS. Groups interested in ALICE Training would have to commit four hours to the training. This time is required because of the hands-on nature of the training and safety procedures.
Any staff, students or faculty groups who are interested in learning more about these training options can contact Sgt. Dave Points, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402.554.3700.
As always, the safety and security of the UNO campus and its community is the top priority of everyone at UNO.
Anyone with general Public Safety-related questions can call the main office line at 402.554.2648.
If you ever need to report an emergency, call 402.554.2911 or provide an anonymous tip by texting UNO911 and your message to 50911.