Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training

Ever wonder “what should I do if I see someone attacking others with a gun or hear gunfire.” The Tufts University Police Department offers training for civilians that is designed to increase their chances of surviving an active shooter incident. An Active Shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in attempted mass murder.

This training is taught by members of the Tufts University Police Department and is available to departments, groups, and organizations affiliated with the University upon request.  You can schedule our Civilian Active Shooter Response Training by phone at 617-627-0934 or by e-mail at

Participants will learn:

  • Avoid, Deny, and Defend, response options
  • Basic concepts of pre-planning and preparation
  • Prevention, recognizing threatening behavior, and on-campus resources