According to data from the US Naval Postgraduate School, there were 94 school gun violence incidents in 2018 — a record high since 1970, which is as far back as the data goes, and 59 percent higher than the previous record of 59 in 2006. Facing this reality, what can we do to minimize the risk and damage associated with an active shooter?
The FBI recently released its data on the Active Shooter Incidents in the US for 2018. Although there was a slight drop in active shooter events to 27 from the high of 30 in 2017, this is still no cause for celebration.
ON DEMAND: This is not another ordinary active shooter webcast that reiterates the common talking points about material that is already available. Rather, this webcast will contain rich and exclusive content that has been gained as a result of lessons learned from actual responses to threats of violence and acts of violence. Security professional Tom M. Conley, who will be the presenter, has personally responded to more than 300 such incidences and managed more than 700 more over the past 35 years.
ON DEMAND: To effectively secure organizations and facilities, policies, plans and procedures have to be fluid to address the ever-changing trends of crime, terrorism and active shooter incidents. When organizations engage professionals in the security sector to help them address threats of physical, intellectual or cyber theft, violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter incidents; it is imperative that security professionals are learning from the nuances of emerging trends and are giving tailored, scalable advice to their clientele.
ON DEMAND: Managing the risks associated with acute targeted violence occurring in institutions has become challenging and complex. This presentation will provide stakeholders with a current and solution-oriented overview towards proactively managing and mitigating an active shooter incident.
ON DEMAND: No environment is completely safe. While shootings in schools, nightclubs, churches and concerts capture many new headlines, more than 80 percent of active shooter incidents occur in the workplace, according to FBI data.
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