Mott Community College Active Shooter Reporting and Response:

Reporting Procedure:

If you witness an active shooter on campus, or a person with a weapon immediately call the Mott Community College Department of Public Safety (810) 762-0222 or 911.

  • Report the location of the active shooter or armed individual.
  • Report the number of shooters or suspects.
  • Report the physical description of the suspect(s).
  • Report the type of weapons observed (handgun, rifle).
  • Report the number of victims and their location(s).

When an Active Shooter is in the vicinity


  • If there is an escape route, run/evacuate immediately.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Do not try to move wounded people.
  • When possible prevent others from entering the area.


  • If you cannot evacuate, find a place to hide out of the shooter’s view.
  • Silence your cell phone.
  • Turn off light and computers.
  • Lock doors.
  • When possible barricade the door with large furniture.
  • Remain quiet.
  • Dial 911 if possible to alert police to the shooter’s location.
  • If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen.


  • As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the shooter.
  • Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her.
  • Throwing items and improvising weapons.
  • Yelling
  • Committing to your actions.

Surviving an Active Shooter: What would you do?

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What to expect when Law Enforcement arrives:

  • Officer usually arrive in teams.
  • Officers may be wearing different color uniforms representing several police agencies.
  • Officers will be armed with handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
  • Officers may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation.
  • Officers may shout commands and may push individuals to the ground for their safety.

How to react when Law Enforcement arrives:

  • Please remain in your secure areas until police arrive.
  • Remain calm and follow officer’s instructions.
  • Put down any items in your hands (i.e., keys, cell phone).
  • Immediately raise your hands and spread your fingers.
  • Keep hands visible at all times.
  • Avoid making quick movements toward officers.

MCC Intruder Lock Instruction Video

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Surviving an Active Shooter

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