How to Respond. ACTIVE SHOOTER. How to Respond. ACTIVE SHOOTER. Sgt. Trent Smith [email protected] Bremen District #24. Introduction. The Facts about Workplace Violence. 84,000. ROBBERY. 1,000. HOMICIDE. THREATS, INTIMIDATION, & HARASSMENT. 6 million. 51,000. RAPE.
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How to Respond
How to Respond
Sgt. Trent Smith
Bremen District #24
The Facts about Workplace Violence
THREATS, INTIMIDATION, & HARASSMENT
Every year . . . .
. . . occur in the workplace
Run. Hide. Fight.
• Conduct effective employee screening and background checks
• Create a system for reporting signs of potentially violent behavior
• Make counseling services available to employees
• Develop an EAP which includes policies and procedures for dealing with an active shooter situation, as well as after action planning
• Increased use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs
• Depression / withdrawal
• Resistance and overreaction to changes in policy and procedures
• Repeated violations of company policies
• Suicidal; comments about “putting things in order”
• Increasingly talks of problems at home
• Talk of previous incidents of violence
• An accounting of all individuals at a designated assembly point
• Notify the families of individuals affected by the active shooter
• Assessing the psychological state of individuals at the scene
• Identifying and filling any critical personnel or operational gaps
• Serving as documentation for response activities
• Identifying successes and failures that occurred during the event
• Providing an analysis of the effectiveness of the existing EAP
• Describing and defining a plan for making improvements to the EAP
Employees and customers are likely to follow the lead of managers during an emergency situation. Everyone should be familiar with their EAP, and be prepared to take immediate action.