You Can Help Protect Yourself and Others

Situations involving an active shooter are a frightening reality.  An active shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.

Before law enforcement arrives on the scene, be prepared to respond when an active shooter is nearby:

  • Run.  Have an escape route and plan in mind.  Leave belongings behind.  Keep your hands visible.
  • Hide.  In an area out of the shooter’s view.  Block entry and lock doors. Silence your cell phone.
  • Fight.  As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter.
  • Call 911. When it is safe to do so.

Many businesses and organizations are training employees how to survive an active shooter situation.

Did You Know?

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department can provide Active Shooter Preparedness Training for Albany County organizations and businesses.

To-Do List:

Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and others, what to expect from law enforcement, and how to respond to law enforcement.

Call the Albany County Sheriff’s Department at (518) 655-7836 for more information and to schedule a training


Be Prepared