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Active Shooter, 1stEdition

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Active Shooter, 1stEdition

This book 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.

By Kevin Doss,

Charles Shepherd,

ISBN: 9780128027844

Retail price: $59.95   $42.95


Key Features •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 Description According to Pinkerton—the leading provider of risk management services in the world—workplace violence is second only to cyber security 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. Active Shooter 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. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1. Active Shooters and Workplace Violence Summary Introduction Historical Overview Active Shooter Definition Complexity of Violence Prevention Workplace Violence Four Levels of Violence in the Workplace Costs to the Organization References 2. Motivations and Triggers Summary Profiling or Behavioral Profiling What are They Thinking? Classifications Indicators Triggers References 3. Effective Planning Summary Emergency Action Planning Response and Recovery Planning Business Continuity Planning Planning Stages Active Shooter Planning References 4. First Responders and the Private Sector Summary Roles, Responsibilities, and Action Requirements and Assistance Gaps and Challenges Insider Threat Before, During, and After Effective Coordination Security Surveillance and Control Room Emergency Command Center or Emergency Operations Center Emergency Evacuation Assembly Area References 5. Coordinated Response, Expectations, and Goals Summary Who Will Arrive? When Will First Responders Arrive? First Responders Response Expectations Employee Actions Business Actions Goals References 6. Internal and External Communications Summary Systems and Platforms Platforms of Communication Social Media 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 Signage International Guests Communication Gaps Communications After Internal Self-Assessment Process During and After an Active Shooting References 7. Human Resources Summary Human Resources Internal Threats Considerations Standards of Behavior Discrimination Workers’ Rights Pre-employment Screening Procedures and Process Zero Tolerance References 8. Preparedness Summary Roles and Responsibilities Preventive Measures Identification of Gaps Budgeting References 9. Training, Awareness, Education, and Exercise Summary Training Awareness and Situational Awareness Challenges Education Exercise Process References 10. Recovery Summary Most Valuable Asset Effects of Decisions Business Differences Business Decision and Choice Active Shooter Plan Business Continuity Plan Command Center Notification Structure Emergency Evacuation Assembly Area Damage Assessment Restoration Overview Reunification Three Sectors of Recovery Three Phases of Recovery Checklist Process References Appendix A. Types and Classifications of Murderers Appendix B. Psychological Characteristics of Murderers Mass Murders Serial Murderers Family Murderers Spree or Rampage Killer References 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 References Index PUBLISHED: August 2015 Paperback Pages: 318