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Safety and Security at CNM

An emergency situation can happen anywhere, anytime. Make sure you're prepared in the event that a life-threatening situation confronts you.

Safety at CNM

Emergency Number:
(505) 224-3001

Non-Emergency Number:
(505) 224-3002

Please review CNM's Emergency Procedures so you're more informed on what to do in the event that you're confronted by an active shooter or other dangerous event on any CNM campus.

Watch the video below and remember to "Run, Hide, Fight" if you ever find yourself in a life-threatening, active shooter situation.

The video was created for the City of Houston in partnership with Homeland Security.




Surviving an Active Shooter Event


Cómo sobrevivir un tiroteo. Versión en Español con subtítulos.


When an active shooter is in your vicinity:

  • If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape if possible
  • Prevent others from entering the area
  • Call 9-1-1 when you are safe


If an evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.

  • Lock and/or blockade the door
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Hide behind large objects
  • Remain very quiet

Your hiding place should:

  • Be out of the shooter's view
  • Provide protection of shots are fired in your direction
  • Not trap or restrict your options for movement


As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger:

  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression
  • Improvise weapons
  • Commit to your actions


Call 9-1-1 or 224-3001 in an emergency.

When CNM Security or law enforcement arrives:

  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Keep your hands visible at all times
  • Avoid pointing or yelling
  • Know that help for the injured is on the way