Despite recent positive attention given to line crews, field employees, and other essential workers, the fact remains that employee-focused violence is on the rise. However, to coin an old saying, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The problem: Right now, the coronavirus pan...

April 20, 2020

Or - why the person that worked in the country of “XYZ” for so long seems to be taking what’s happening in stride, and what you can learn from them.

The current nationwide lock-down is a glimmer into the life of people that work in insecure areas (combat zones, conflict...

July 29, 2019

It’s easy to forget that security preparedness has always been about more than just dealing with guns and active shooters. Threats against employees and loved ones have always come in many forms, but in the world of Parkland’s, Las Vegas’, and Sandy Hook’s, it’s easy t...

June 3, 2019

When people think of violence in our society today, one of the first images that comes to mind is an assault rifle. The past few decades have left us with terrifying images of the lone gunman roaming the halls of a school, church, or office building, or stalking innoce...

April 23, 2019

Spring Cleaning, that annual American tradition where everyone organizes, cleans, and de-clutters their homes after a long winter. Or, at least that’s what everybody intends to do. Like so many things, Spring Cleaning far too often falls into the category of “I’ll get...

March 15, 2019

Below is a article that appears in the current issue of the trade journal DP-PRO.

The tragedy of Aurora, Illinois forces managers to ask an important security question: how much reliance should we place on the gun laws in the regions where we live and work? Can we just passively  rely on these national, state, and local laws to protect us? Are these...

February the 15th, began the same as most Friday’s at the Henry Pratt Company, a water valve manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois. One of the few unusual occurrences was that Gary Martin, 45, 15-year employee, was being called into Human Resources around lunchtime. By 3 p....

January 8, 2019

When Brianna Jimenez arrived at her waitressing job in Seguin, Texas in the early hours of December 30th, she had no idea that this would be the day she helped prevent a mass shooting. That morning, a man named Tony Albert entered the restaurant and asked, “Where’s the...

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