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EWU Police Department
820 Washington
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.4021
fax: 509.359.6054

Person with a Weapon

If you observe someone with a weapon or hear shots fired:

  • CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.  If you observe someone whom you believe might be in possession of a weapon call 911. 
  • Observe at a distance and provide the following information to the Police Department, if possible:
    • Your exact location and the location of the person or persons involved.
    • What is currently happening or what has happened.  Are there injuries?
    • A detailed description of the person or persons involved, including gender, race, clothing, cap or hat, shoes and distinguishing characteristics such as facial hair, glasses, etc.
    • Describe the weapon involved, if known.
    • Describe any vehicle(s) that may be involved and license number(s) if available.
  • Under no circumstances should you confront a person whom you believe is armed.
  • If you are in harm's way, take cover as quickly as possible.  Close and lock doors, stay away from windows and take cover under furniture, etc.  If you are outside a building, move away from the situation as quickly as possible and take cover.
  • Ensure your personal safety and the safety of those around you, to the maximum extent possible.
  • Do not attempt to rescue casualties; you may become the next victim.


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