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Using a 5-Part Workplace Violence Response Model

Security, HR, and/or a threat assessment team can work together and use a five-step model to manage a current or former employee making threats. As with many dynamic situations involving the threat of workplace violence, there is no one perfect solution. These ideas, especially done in combination, can deter subjects from violence, both while they […]

Is It Always Necessary to Meet the Subject of a Threat Assessment?

We know it takes a team effort and a multidisciplinary approach to solve the complex problem of workplace violence prevention. Successful threat assessments require information and conversation. We must know as much as possible about the subject making the threat and his or her intended targets. And we must be able to ask questions, get […]

Using Employee Surveys to Measure Security Issues

It’s easy for security professionals to make assumptions about what their facilities need in terms of new security devices or policies. After all, that’s their business, right? In reality, they may have some gaps in their perceptions of what is best for the facility because they have not taken the time to ask the end-users—the […]

Is the Ratio of Police Officers to Security Officers Staying the Same?

To fight crime and protect people, property, and assets, we know there will always be more security officers than police officers in the United States. But the numbers of each are closer than you might expect. The need for this mutual partnership, offering support to each group’s specific duties and job requirements, must benefit from […]

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