Vulnerable Populations are not immune to violence. Training needs to consider mobility, intellectual impairment, physical impairments and the needs of their caregivers when planning. I recently presented to a large group of organizational leaders who work with these groups on behalf of the Delaware County System of Care. Planners should focus specific action plans and […]
Hotels and Motels share many of the same challenges that colleges have when it comes to promoting safety and security on campus. They have a very fluid and transient population, staff has limited time to get to know guests and the opportunity for someone to “stage for an attack” in their room and quickly cause significant […]
A campus safety presentation I delivered at the Episcopal Academy on Newtown, Pennsylvania. The presentation was designed to orient the staff at this private school to school threats and to empower them with ways to take action.
Traditional table top exercise are often not localized to the client’s environment or capable of realistically challenging the participants. They rarely include video or actual images of the “threat” or the “response”. These types of cookie-cutter exercise generally have a scenario that is generic, esoteric threats and warm, fuzzy, feel good outcomes. In a recent half day […]
The Institute for Economic Development IED is working with government, law enforcement and Homeland Security Leaders to address the rise of violence in the City of Chester. Gun violence in the community is epidemic and the impact on sustaining and advancing the community is at stake. IED Chairman Mark Dambly is leading the effort to maximize […]
The Delaware County Law Enforcement Chaplains recently celebrated their Fifth Anniversary of service by hosting their First Annual Banquet. The Chaplains formed five years ago when then District Attorney G. Michael Green recognized the need to provide immediate emotional support to families being notified of a sudden death. In practice, when a family is informed […]
Having a process to asses the “capability” of a person to act violent is critical. The process can not be arbitrary, the team untrained, or the “next steps” delayed. Another critical step is having actually “Practiced” conducting a threat assessment. Holding a table top exercise for your team with a trained facilitator can be that opportunity […]