Active Shooter Incidents

An active shooter scenario occurs when one or more armed persons enter an area to cause serious injury or death to as many persons as possible.  Normally, there is no pattern concerning which victim will be selected by the intruder.  These type of scenarios tend to escalate quickly and require immediate response from armed law enforcement officers.  


Ways to minimize chances of becoming a victim

  • To thwart a possible future event:  Report warning signs and report suspicious persons. 
  • To be prepared for an event:  Be aware of your surroundings and know possible escape routes. 
  • For information on how to respond to such an incident, review the Department of Homeland Security information in the external link below.



External Links

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/4/2015