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Preparing for and Responding to a Growing Threat
1st Edition - August 17, 2015
Authors: Kevin Doss, Charles Shepherd
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According to Pinkerton—the leading provider of risk management services in the world—workplace violence is second only to cybersecurity as the top threat faced by organizations… Read more
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According to Pinkerton—the leading provider of risk management services in the world—workplace violence is second only to cybersecurity as the top threat faced by organizations today. Incidents involving active shooters in the workplace are on the rise and becoming more violent and deadly. Active Shooter provides the tools necessary to identify potential violent individuals, along with the options and responses needed to save lives, reduce corporate liability, and recover from an active shooter event should it happen.
begins with a brief history of active shooters and how they have changed over time. It shows why many perpetrators initiate attacks, what they often are thinking, and some of the indicators that could have been identified prior to the attack. The book shows how to develop an active shooter program in an organization, walking readers through the entire process including training exercises to test the efficiency of the program. With the uniquely private security perspective, Active Shooter illustrates how to communicate with law enforcement, government agencies, and the media in the event of active shooter incident. The book concludes with a discussion of how organizations can recover promptly after an incident, which is crucial for operational survival.
Illustrates what businesses should consider prior to, during, and after an active shooting event, including developing business continuity plan
Demonstrates the importance of preparedness, an effective coordinated response, and planning all the way down to the frontline employee
Addresses the private sector and public sector coordination efforts needed for an effective active shooter program
Offers teaching and learning tools such as text boxes, end-of-chapter discussion questions, lists of key DHS, FBI and FEMA websites and resources, as well as training exercises and case studies
Security professionals, business executives and managers responsible for the security of their organization, Human resource managers, law enforcement
About the Authors
1. Active Shooters and Workplace Violence
Active Shooter Definition
Complexity of Violence
Four Levels of Violence in the Workplace
Costs to the Organization
2. Motivations and Triggers
Profiling or Behavioral Profiling
What are They Thinking?
3. Effective Planning
Emergency Action Planning
Response and Recovery Planning
Business Continuity Planning
Active Shooter Planning
4. First Responders and the Private Sector
Roles, Responsibilities, and Action
Requirements and Assistance
Gaps and Challenges
Before, During, and After
Security Surveillance and Control Room
Emergency Command Center or Emergency Operations Center
Emergency Evacuation Assembly Area
5. Coordinated Response, Expectations, and Goals
Who Will Arrive?
When Will First Responders Arrive?
6. Internal and External Communications
Systems and Platforms
Platforms of Communication
Alarm, Employee Notification, Verbal Warning, or Observation
Messages During an Active Shooting
Content of Warning Messages
Internal and External Communication
Persons Who Have a Disability
Internal Self-Assessment Process During and After an Active Shooting
7. Human Resources
Standards of Behavior
Procedures and Process
Roles and Responsibilities
Identification of Gaps
9. Training, Awareness, Education, and Exercise
Awareness and Situational Awareness
Most Valuable Asset
Effects of Decisions
Business Decision and Choice
Active Shooter Plan
Business Continuity Plan
Emergency Evacuation Assembly Area
Three Sectors of Recovery
Three Phases of Recovery
Appendix A. Types and Classifications of Murderers
Appendix B. Psychological Characteristics of Murderers
Spree or Rampage Killer
Appendix C. Active Shooting Workplace Violence Recovery Questions
Appendix D. Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training Exercise
Scenario #1 Office Complex
Scenario #2 Hospital
Overview of Hospital
Scenario #3 School
Appendix E. Case Studies
Case Study #1: Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller
Case Study #2: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
No. of pages: 318
Published: August 17, 2015
Paperback ISBN: 9780128027844
eBook ISBN: 9780128027837
Kevin T. Doss, MS, CPP, PSP has over 25 years of experience providing protective services in high-risk environments worldwide. His expertise includes: High-risk protection services and risk, vulnerability and threat assessments, emergency planning, security program development and the application of physical protection systems. Mr. Doss was an instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Workshop and regularly teaches workplace violence and active shooter courses for many of our nation's top organizations.
He has experience developing infrastructure protection programs, and emergency action and recovery plans for U.S. government agencies and commercial organizations on a global scale. He was part of an expert team that performed a Threat, Vulnerability Risk Assessment of the entire 51-mile Canal Zone in Panama.
Kevin's educational credentials include a Master’s of Science Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and two ASIS board certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
Mr. Doss is the ASIS International (ASIS) PSP Board Certification Advisor and lead instructor. He is also an adjunct ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Board Certification Advisor and instructor. He helped to develop the on-line educational series and in-class review programs for both the PSP and CPP board certifications. In addition, Kevin has written and published multiple chapters on security related topics and is the author of the Physical Security Professional (PSP) Study Guide, 2nd Edition.
In addition to his work-related and educational contributions, Mr. Doss founded the ASIS Foundation's Lines of Hope Program in 2007, which provides monetary and material assistance to wounded soldiers and their families while they recover at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.