What information should an individual provide when calling law enforcement during or after an active shooter event in the workplace?

Author: Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, XpertHR Legal Editor

If an individual is safe enough to be able to call law enforcement during or after an active shooter event in the workplace, he or she should provide the following information:

  • Location of active shooter(s);
  • Location of caller;
  • Number of shooters, if more than one;
  • If there is law enforcement on-site (if known);
  • Physical description of shooter(s);
  • Type and number of weapons used by shooter(s);
  • Use or threat of explosives/improvised explosive devices (IEDs);
  • If shooting is still occurring; and
  • Number of potential victims at the scene.