SFCC Shooter-on-Campus Drill


In an ongoing and concerted effort to provide training and preparation for the realities of working in a modern public institution, Santa Fe Community College will hold a campus-wide shooter-on-campus drill from approximately 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 13, 2019. Your participation is essential to rollout this crucial exercise — which will involve employees of SFCC, students and a number of external emergency agencies.


Disruptions will primarily occur during the span of the actual exercise – 9 to 11 a.m. Wraparound preparations will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., with completion tasks scheduled between 11 a.m. to noon. Please note, changes to times or drill locations may occur. You can anticipate future announcements from the college as the exercise date nears.


The college will remain open on Feb. 13. Note that there will be disruptions to classes, services and regular work while this exercise plays out. In planning for this event, please hold classes and activities as planned, with the understanding that a take-over drill will be taking place and SFCC students and staff are asked to participate.


Please consider this drill as part of an ongoing educational process to maximize the safety of our college community. Research continues to show that drills and exercises like these cited as highly valuable when mitigating the impact of real world emergencies. (The most recent example in Modern Healthcare’s article “Mercy shooting highlights importance of drills, preparing staff.”)

You can find more details below. Thank you for helping to keep Santa Fe Community College safe.



The plan applies to the February 13, 2019 drill. The drill will be a campus-wide drill that will include students, staff, and faculty.  Adjunct faculty are invited to participate.  The Kids Campus, Higher Education Center, KSFR and La Familia will be excluded from the drill.  These divisions will receive individualized training at a later date.


The purpose of this plan is to identify the proposed actions and responsibilities to be taken by the different Law Enforcement, Medical Emergency agencies and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). The drill will be a coordinated training process between all agencies involved and with SFCC.  The Law Enforcement and Medical Emergencies agencies are the agencies that will respond to an Active Shooter event at SFCC.  These are the County Sheriff, County Emergency Management, City Police and the City Emergency Management.


The goals of the drill are as follows:

  1. Provide realistic training to the campus community to better manage an emergency and an active shooter event.
  2. Empower the campus community to protect themselves by providing best practice training.
  3. Develop better communication and collaboration with law enforcement and medical responders.



Communication, information, training and procedures on the shooter on campus drill will be provided to students, faculty and staff.  The campus community will receive hands-on training on procedures, in addition information will be sent out to all students, faculty, and staff through all available SFCC information outlets.


Mini-trainings at SFCC on the active shooter drill have been on-going.  Executive Team and C-CERT Team members will be present in the hallways and throughout the campus during the drill. They will be wearing vests to identify themselves and be there to let people know that this is a drill. Classes will be held as scheduled with the understanding that they will be interrupted by the drill.


Public Access

Information will be made available to visitors, vendors, contractors and the general public about the drill and campus and building access.


C- CERT/Executive Team

C-CERT will provide assistance and help facilitate the Drill.  They will coordinate with Safety and Security, Law Enforcement and Medical responders.  The C-CERT Team will receive additional training on shooter on campus and will respond to medical emergencies during the drill. They, along with the SFCC Executive Team, will be present in the hallways and throughout the campus.


Counseling Services

Counseling services will be available to provide assistance in case of an incident with any participants  in the drill. The services will be provided by counselors from the county, the city and SFCC.


Drill Schedule:

8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.    Staging by law enforcement and emergency management

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.    Safety & Security, Executive Team and CERT Team review of drill procedures, contact, campus comm.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Drill will be announced on PA and other SFCC notification systems

11 a.m.    End of drill will be announced on PA and other SFCC notification systems

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Debriefing and review of shooter on campus drill by agencies involved


Debriefing after the Drill:

There will be small debriefing sessions with schools and/or departments. Noe Villarreal will facilitate those debriefing sessions

For more information, please contact Noe Villarreal at 505-428-1825 or Todd Lovato at todd.lovato@sfcc.edu.