Course description

In this program, you are provided with proven response strategies for active shooter situations. The session provides insight into how people react in emergency situations and the effects of stress on decision-making during emergencies. Using case studies, attendees will recognize the importance of situational awareness and pre-planning for an active shooter situation and other types of emergencies. The session will instill confidence and empower attendees so they will be able to quickly recognize a life-threatening event and respond appropriately.

Your workplace is not immune to acts of violence by disgruntled employees, former employees, customers, or others. This session will also cover warning signs or pre-incident indicators to help you identify the potential perpetrators of such acts.  It covers concepts endorsed by the US Department of Homeland Security and what to expect when law enforcement responds. Preventive policies and procedures will be covered as well as lessons learned from past incidents.  The instructor's personal threat assessment experiences will reinforce the discussion.  Time allowing, a class concluding audiotape of actual incidents will get your attention by emphasizing the importance of the concepts presented in this program.  

Other areas covered are:

  • Recognizing potential workplace violence indicators - warning signs 
  • The threat from within vs. threats from others
  • Dealing with the disgruntled employee/customer 
  • Incident prevention and post-incident management actions for the employer
  • Additional resources 
  • Actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and to assist responding law enforcement officials


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the Run-Hide-Fight process
  • Understand and recognize some of the pre-incident red flags
  • Better coordinate post-incident management with first-responders
  • Develop an effective in-house response training program
  • Improve your personal security awareness attitude


Who should attend: All management decision-makers to include security, trainers, and human resource personnel. All employees need this training whether they get it from this session or later from your own training programs.

 

Instructor(s)

Branch Walton

J. Branch Walton is a well-known speaker and author on workplace violence, executive protection, identity theft, school safety, and other security topics with more than 50 years of experience in federal law enforcement, private security, and instruction. Branch’s security experience began with a 21-year career in the U.S. Secret Service where his assignments included: Special Agent-in-Charge of a field office; Assistant Agent-in-Charge of the Office of Training; investigative and protective assignments at three field offices; and security details for Presidents Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. His criminal investigative experience includes threat assessments and the investigation and supervision of forgery and counterfeit cases. Prior to his USSS service, Mr. Walton was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Marine Corps and a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Following his career with the Secret Service, Mr. Walton served as a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee representative with a U.S. Attorney’s Office, Director of Corporate Security for Cummins Engine Company, Chief of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Management Institute, a criminal justice instructor at Indiana University, and President of the National Association for Bank Security. Currently, Branch is or was active in training program development, management, and/or instruction for: the Miami Police Academy (Florida), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, University of Findley, Eastern Kentucky University, South American Theft Group Intelligence Network, Miami Dade College, Broward County TRIAD, and South Florida INFRAGARD. He is currently a contract instructor for Department of Homeland Security programs in the fields of physical and operations security and for Thompson Consulting Group training bank security personnel around the country.. He is the former Associate Dean of Student Services at Henley Putnam University, an online university specializing in intelligence, protection management, terrorism and counter-terrorism studies. He is also a past or current adjunct faculty member of the criminal justice department of six universities. Mr. Walton has authored numerous articles, two books, book chapters, and has consulted on several workplace violence training videos.

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