New Active Attacker Response and Prevention Video

Officers respond to the report of an active attacker. This image was taken during the filming of the DPSS video on Responding to an Active Attacker. This was not a real life situation.

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) released a new educational video on Active Attacker Response and Prevention.

The video aims to educate students, faculty and staff about how to respond during an active attacker situation and the warning signs often displayed by people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others.

Filmed on the U-M campus, DPSS hopes the video will enhance the retention of vital safety information and also expand education efforts to a larger audience by increasing accessibility to the information.

The video does not provide comprehensive guidelines for all scenarios, but rather a broad overview. More detailed safety information is included on the DPSS active attacker web pageand explained further during in-person presentations. The video will be shown during active attacker presentations as well as new student and Michigan Medicine new employee orientation.

DPSS also would like to assure our community that DPSS officers train for such unfortunate situations and are equipped to respond to active attackers.

If such an emergency incident occurs on our campus, we will issue a UM Emergency Alert. When activated, all U-M students, faculty and staff automatically will receive an email. Those who have registered devices with our system will receive text and voice messages, and messages will appear on our U-M and DPSS websites, Twitter feeds, Michigan App and digital signage. Learn more about UM Emergency Alerts.

DPSS collaborated with Michigan Media, a unit of the Office of VP for Communications, to produce the film.

For more information, please visit our active attacker response web page.