Category: Security

  1. Mar 05 2019

    Preparing for School Violence with Treatment Assessment Management (TAM)

    By Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP Many school districts administrators and parents continue to believe that active shooter incidents cannot and will not occur within their school district. This belief stems from a series of biases that school officials and parents possess, including the idea that children from certain types of backgrounds are unlikely to […]

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  2. Feb 12 2019

    Is Your Security Team Prepared for Winter Weather?

    Winter weather poses unique challenges for security personnel who have to brave the elements to protect your location. Fortunately, there are several proactive steps you can take to make sure your security team is able to handle anything that winter throws at them. Discuss Vigilance with Security Provider Ice on walkways and stairs may not […]

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  3. Oct 15 2018

    DHS Releases an Anti-Terrorism Guide for Commercial Facilities

    Commercial buildings hoping to receive SAFETY Act designation have a new tool to assist with their application process. Facility Executive magazine reported on the new anti-terrorism guide in late September. Similar to the threat assessment guide released by the Secret Service earlier this year, the new guide is designed to address the specific safety threats […]

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  4. Oct 02 2018

    How Unarmed Officers Can Handle Violent Situations

    An unarmed officer doesn’t necessarily mean an officer who can’t help prevent an active shooter situation. A recent article by ASIS discussed tips for unarmed Security Officers to be on the defensive. Below is a brief outline of how an unarmed officer can help prevent and respond to violent situations. Look for indications of threats […]

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  5. Sep 08 2018

    New Active Shooter Drill for Hospitals

    Active shooter scenarios are now frequently drilled in schools, companies, and other organizations with large groups of people. While the “run, hide, fight” drill is most common, hospitals—where patients may not have the complete ability to move by themselves—need to handle active shooters differently. Four experts, including Dr. Ken Mattox of the Texas Medical Center […]

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  6. Aug 07 2018

    8 Points from The Secret Service Threat Assessment Guide

    The Secret Service recently released a Threat Assessment Guide for schools and universities to use with students. The guidelines are meant to prepare and train educators to understand, take action against, and discourage violent or harmful behavior among students. Below, we’ve listed steps, based on the Secret Service Guide, to develop your own threat assessment […]

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