To help reduce tragedies due to misogynistic extremism, such as the Hot Yoga Tallahassee attack, organizations should establish proactive safety programs and a multidisciplinary threat assessment program.
Parliaments, often subject to arson, gunfire, bombings, domestic terrorists, and mobs, are under attack. Recent events, such as the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, underscore the urgency to recalibrate security measures around legislatures worldwide.
Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia plans to direct more than $114 million in federal and state funding to support public safety initiatives across the Commonwealth, including hazard pay and compensation for public safety officials.
De-escalation is a key frontline security strategy in a range of situations, from hospitals to retail settings to office environments. Many sectors, such as travel and airlines, healthcare facilities, retail and more, have seen an increase in agitated behavior or violent incidents in recent years, some spawned from tensions rising regarding mask mandates and COVID-19 protocols. Here, we take a look at de-escalation strategies and training that security leaders can implement within their organizations to keep security, staff and visitors safe.