Active Shooter: Preparing For And Responding To A Growing Threat by Kevin DossActive Shooter: Preparing For And Responding To A Growing Threat by Kevin Doss

Active Shooter: Preparing For And Responding To A Growing Threat

byKevin Doss, Charles ShepherdEditorKevin Doss

Paperback | August 18, 2015

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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 Shooterprovides 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 Shooterbegins 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 Shooterillustrates 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
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. Dos...
Title:Active Shooter: Preparing For And Responding To A Growing ThreatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 18, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128027843

ISBN - 13:9780128027844


Table of Contents

1. Active Shooter and Workplace Violence History 2. Motivations and Triggers 3. Effective Planning 4. First Responders and the Private Sector 5. Coordinated Response, Expectations and Goals 6. Internal and External Communications 7. Human Resources 8. Preparedness 9. Training, Awareness, Education and Exercise 10. Recovery

Appendix A. Types and Classifications of Murderers B. Psychological Characteristics of Murderers C. Recovery From an Active Shooting Event D. Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training Exercise E. Case Studies