Active Shooter Preparedness

While the possibility of being involved in an active shooter incident is unlikely, we encourage you to review the following resources and develop a plan. The Santa Rosa Police Department is committed to the safety of our community and will continue to update this page as more information and materials become available.

Prepare Now: (source FEMA)

  • If you see suspicious activity, let the authorities know right away. Call 9-1-1 for an emergency or call SRPD’s non-emergency line at (707) 528-5222.
  • Many places, such as houses of worship, workplaces, and schools, have plans in place to help you respond safely. Ask about these plans and get familiar with them. If you participate in an active shooter drill, talk with your family about what you learned and how to apply it to other locations.
  • When you visit a building such as a shopping mall or healthcare facility, take time to identify two nearby exits. Get in the habit of doing this. Map out places to hide. In rooms without windows, behind solid doors with locks, under desks, or behind heavy furniture such as large filing cabinets can make good hiding places.
  • Sign up for active shooter, first aid, and tourniquet training. Learn how to help others by taking FEMA’s You Are the Help Until Help Arrives course. Learn more at


Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Video

Department of Homeland Security’s Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video

Ready Houston’s RUN. HIDE. FIGHT Surviving an Active Shooter Event - English

Ready Houston’s CORRA. ESCONDASE. PELEE. Sobreviviendo un Tiroteo - Spanish


Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter Preparedness Active Shooter


Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter: How to Respond Educational Booklet

 Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter Pocket Card