FSU Police produce educational active shooter video

The Florida State University Police Department has produced an educational video that provides potentially lifesaving information to prepare the campus community and public for the possibility of active shooter situations.

Florida State University has adopted “Run. Hide. Fight.,” the national law enforcement model that is designed to educate and prepare citizens to deal with an active aggressor in any setting.

The video describes what to do in an active shooting event, how to recognize signs of potential violence and what to expect after an active shooting takes place.

“The video was created to enhance the in-person training provided to employees and students at the university. We hope people will remember these important and potentially lifesaving tips when they are on or off campus,” said David L. Perry, FSU chief of police and assistant vice president for Public Safety. “Being prepared mentally is a major component to surviving a serious event, and we believe the video will encourage people to consider their options when an emergency occurs.”

Perry encourages everyone to have a plan and be ready to act if an emergency occurs. In addition, he urges the campus community to report suspicious or concerning behavior to FSU Police immediately.

“The safety and well-being of our faculty, our staff, our students and our visitors are our top priority,” President John Thrasher said. “We are proud of our police department and appreciate the innovative ways they work to keep our campuses safe.”

FSUPD’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” video depicts a fictional attack by a lone gunman in a residence hall in a dramatic and realistic manner using actors and actual FSU first responders. Some viewers may find certain scenes and depictions to be intense or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

For more information, visit police.fsu.edu. To view the video, visit https://youtu.be/TyuSws1c2Jw.