FIU Active Shooter Response Training program begins this week

The following message was sent to the university community on Monday, May 7, 2018:

This week we are launching an enhanced FIU Active Shooter Response Training program. This initiative is rooted in the need to provide our faculty and staff important tools to deal with the kind of incident we hope never happens on our campuses.

Over the next few months, a team of FIU Police will conduct training sessions in each building at all of our campuses and centers. Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to be trained on strategies to survive an active shooter situation. Students in the building during the training may participate as well.

On training day, there will be police activity around the particular building.

Please note that realistic-sounding shots will be fired during the drill portion of the training.

Training dates and locations for the month of May are below. Please look for future training schedules.

Tuesday, May 8 Student Athletic Academic Center, MMC
Thursday, May 10 Building 10, MMC
Tuesday, May 15 Business Services and Veterans and Military Affairs, MMC
Tuesday, May 22 Wall of Wind Control Center, Engineering Center
Thursday, May 24 Student Health Center, BBC

If you have any questions regarding the Active Shooter Response Training program, please contact FIU PD Captain Alberto Alberto at or 305-348-2087. If you have questions about the training schedule, please contact Faculty Administrator Howard Holness at or 305-348-4875.

We look forward to working every member of the FIU faculty and staff to make our campuses safer and our community more resilient.