Internal Threat Lockdown

A LOCKDOWN will be initiated when there is a violent or dangerous situation that poses an immediate deadly threat to an individual or individuals on campus. Once a LOCKDOWN is initiated:

Secure immediate area:
  • Lock, if able, and barricade doors
  • Turn off lights
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Turn off radios and computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection (i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets)
  • Silence cell phones (do not turn off)
  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons
Un-Securing an area:
  • Consider risks before un-securing rooms; the individual may be trying to enter the room
  • The individual may or will not stop until he/she is engaged by an outside force
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area
  • Consider the safety of those secured in the room vs. those outside the room
  • If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured
What to Report:
  • Your specific location- building name and office/room number
  • Number of people at your specific location
  • Injuries- number injured, types of injuries Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapons, backpack, Individual(s) identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire etc. 

Important ATSU Mesa Emergency Numbers

Security Office: *7 from any campus phone
Switchboard :– 0 -
Security Phone: 480-341-9075

Security *Emergencies Only*
(On Campus) *7 from any campus phone

Mesa Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911