Active Shooter Assessment
Active Shooter news stories happen all too often. They used to be top news stories for most major networks but unless there are many victims, now it is often a buried story except for in local news. Why is that? In many cases, it is because it happens more than anyone would like to admit.
If an Active Shooter Suspect Walked into your Workplace Today:
- Would you be ready to respond?
- Have you talked to your employees about this type of incident?
- Do you know how you or your staff should react?
- Did you know what the recommendations from law enforcement and security professionals are?
- Do you think that this cannot happen at your business?
These are all serious questions that you should be talking about at your place of business or on your campus. No part of our country is exempt from this act, as the cause is not something that is regional, urban, rural, based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economics, and so on. It can and does happen to all types of people in all types of places. Sometimes there are warning signs that it may happen, but often times it is a random act of violence.
Plan and Establish a Response, Train Your Staff, and Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents with Protection Management, LLC
If you think that this will never happen in your business, we hope you’re right. But we know from history that no type of business or educational setting is immune from these violent acts. According to the experts, training is your best offense. Are you ready? Do you have a plan? If not, request a consultation, and we will help you prepare for the possibility, and show you how to reduce your liability exposure.
We offer Specialized Training to Recognize Warning Signs and Respond to Active Shooter Incidents
Our principal consultant can assess your security risks and vulnerabilities, and show you how to reduce the chances that a serious incident can happen to you and your staff.
In the Last Few Years There Have Been Active Shooter Incidents at:
- Daycare Facilities
- Military Bases
- Medical Centers
- Retail Stores
- Government Buildings
- Entertainment Venues
- Fitness Centers
- Residential Properties
- Apartment Complexes
- And even police stations
Levels of Workplace Violence that Can Lead to an Active Shooter Incident
- Level 1 – Violent acts by criminals who have no other connection with the workplace, but enter to commit a robbery or another crime.
- Level 2 – Violence directed at employees by customers, clients, patients, students, inmates, or any other for whom an organization provides services.
- Level 3 – Violence against coworkers, supervisors, or managers by a present or former employee.
- Level 4 – Violence committed in the workplace by someone who doesn’t work there, but has a personal relationship with an employee—an abusive spouse or domestic partner.
* Source: U.S. Department of Justice, FBI
Have You Planned for the Potential Violence?
Do you know your risk level? Does your staff know what to do? Run? Hide? Fight back or submit? You can plan for such an event without causing panic and fear. Training is the key to prevention and preparedness. Coordination with your local law enforcement agency is also a key to preparedness.
Have You Ever Evaluated Your Risk Potential?
Do you know the warning signs? Have you conducted a threat assessment or security risk assessment? There are many steps that you and your organization can take to determine your risks and how to mitigate them.
A mass killing such as an active shooter cannot only cost innocent people their lives, but it can destroy businesses, brand and reputation, and the confidence of employees and clients.