Active Shooter


Active Shooter Poster
NYPD SHIELD Active Shooter Flyer 

Emergency Plan In the Event of Active Shooting or Hostage Incidents on the John Jay Campus

If there is a report of a shooting in the building you have three options:

  •          If communication is available, always dial 911. It is also crucial to notify
             Public Safety at x8888 if using a college phone, or call (212) 237-8888
             from an outside phone.
  •          Run to a safe location if it is advisable to do so.
  •          Hide in a room and lock the door. Shut off the interior lights and silence your cell phones. Only exit when               the police advise you to do so.
  •          Fight the active shooter as a last resort. Use anything available to fight the shooter from fire
             extinguishers to chairs.
  •          Once you evacuate from the building follow the instructions of the police or first responders.
  •          Exit the building with your hands up in the air and your fingers spread.
  •          If you are injured notify the first responders immediately.



ONLY in the case of a Campus Lockdown, you should use the panel board found near the door to block glass window on the door.

  •          Remain Calm
  •          Lock door and turn off the lights
  •          Lift panel board
  •          Hook it to the latch at top of window covering the glass completely.
  •          Silence your phones (Do not put on Vibrate)
  •          Barricade the door and remain silent
  •          Wait for instructions from Public Safety/NYPD


Any concerns or questions regarding campus safety can be addressed by calling Public Safety at 212-237-8524 and asking to speak with a Director or Sergeant.