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Emergency Response Information


Current Threat Level


Workplace Violence

Workplace violence may take many forms and may include use of deadly weapons. Advance warning of the violence is highly unlikely. Contact the UNH Police Department at 911 in the event of any incident of workplace violence.

Shooting Protocol

1. If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately contact UNH Police at 911.

2. If the shooter is outside the building:

• Turn off all the lights and close and lock all windows and doors.
• Close all window blinds and curtains.
• If you can do so safely, get all individuals on the floor and out of the line of fire.
• Move to a core area of the building if safe to do so and remain thereuntil an "all clear" instruction is given by an authorized known voice.

3. If the shooter is inside the building:

• If it is possible to flee the area safely and avoid danger, do so.
• Contact 911 with your location if possible.
• If flight is impossible, lock all doors and secure yourself in your space.
• Close all window blinds and curtains.
• Get down on the floor or under a desk and remain silent.
• Get individuals on the floor and out of the line of fire.
• Wait for the "all clear" instruction.

4. If the shooter comes into your class or office:

• Stay calm.
• Attempt to get the word out to other individuals if possible. Call 911 if possible.
• Maintain eye contact.
• Stall for time.
• Attempt to talk with the individual. If you know the individual, use their first name.
• Put distance between yourself and the offender.
• If possible, keep an escape route behind you.
• Never try to grab the weapon.

Suspicious Individuals Protocol

1. Report a suspicious looking individual or activity to UNH Police at 911. Give your location, name and reason for calling. Be ready to supply a physical description of the individual: age, weight, hair color and length, clothing, facial hair and any other distinguishing features. If the individual is in a vehicle, attempt to get the vehicle make, model and color as well as the license plate number, if possible

2. If you suspect the person is armed or see a weapon, call 911 immediately and report the situation.

3. Do not approach a suspect individual yourself. Contact UNH Police as quickly as possible while monitoring the location of the person if feasible.

Campus Resources:

University Police offer excellent programs in campus safety strategies. Call Deputy Police Chief Paul Dean at 862-1427 if your hall or department is interested.

UNH Counseling Center

Campus Chaplains Association
Reverend Mary Westfall

Community Church of Durham, UCC

The Reverend Michael Bradley
St. George’s Episcopal Church

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Fr. Constantine Newman

Reverend Daniel St. Laurent
St. Thomas More Church

Temple Israel
Rabbi Lawrence Karol

Rabbi David Mark

Pastor Larry Brickner-Wood
United Campus Ministry