An active threat response plan is no longer an elective for an organization, it is compulsory. Denial that an orchestrated attack may happen on American soil is no longer plausible; it has happened and it will happen again. To ensure you and your organization are protected you must take a proactive stance to deter and mitigate active threats to your community. [Read more…]
Situational awareness is of paramount importance when dealing with potential active threat situations. Security issues continue to be on the rise. Active threat events are becoming increasingly common. Fear can be paralyzing when confronted with an active threat.
After taking some time to evaluate the tragic active shooter incident that took place recently in Parkland Florida, it allows for us to take the opportunity to reflect on just what is important in life. All of our staff at Intelligence Consulting Partners recognize this tragedy as an example of challenges we face within our society as we continue to seek answers. Therefore, it is important to the staff of ICP to provide knowledge and education to each and every community that we contact; in order for them to best prepare themselves for such a horrific event. As always, our prayers from ICP go out to those families impacted by such a senseless act that has a cascading effect on all of civilization. [Read more…]
In the past few years, we have seen a rise in vehicle-ramming attacks, with the recent attack in Barcelona, and before that, in London, Stockholm, Nice and Berlin, and even stateside in New York, Charlottesville and Columbus. New threats are revealing themselves every day, with attacks at concerts, sporting events and more. With the threat landscape evolving, it’s more important than ever to understand the ways in which you can help prevent and protect yourself from one of these attacks. [Read more…]
What are the benefits of a go bag? There are little things that you can do on a daily basis to help prepare for active threat situations. We have talked about practicing situational awareness and implementing an active threat mitigation plan, but it’s also important to arm yourself with the necessary tools to help you in case of emergency. [Read more…]
Active threats are a topic that can make many people uncomfortable. While we have all seen the consequences of active threats in the news, many of us are reluctant to take the conversation further. We think, “It won’t happen to me.” Or we believe discussing an active threat will make our employees and teams fearful. Or we’re simply too busy. [Read more…]
According to the FBI, 70 percent of active shooter events that have occurred since 2000 occurred in a business or educational environment. On top of that, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found workplace homicides rose by 2 percent in 2015, with shootings increasing by 15 percent, and those statistics are predicted to rise even more this year. With this rise in workplace threat incidents, it’s more important than ever to have an escape plan for your office. [Read more…]