Tag: active shooter training


How to Maximize Value from Retail Store Safety Measures

How to Maximize Value from Retail Store Safety Measures

“Everything changed after 9/11” was a frequently heard refrain—from the president and other politicians and in law enforcement and private security circles. The same may, in time, be said of the Paris attacks in November 2015, or the Orlando attack in June 2016. Recent targets have included restaurants and bars,   Read More


Active Threat Response: Keys to Success

Active Threat Response: Keys to Success

In recent months, the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage. At the same time, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience   Read More


“Soft Targets” Require a Proactive Emergency Response Plan

“Soft Targets” Require a Proactive Emergency Response Plan

Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially at mass gathering points and open-access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.

The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed   Read More


4 Ways You Can Transform Retail Loss Prevention Training

4 Ways You Can Transform Retail Loss Prevention Training

Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to retail loss prevention training and safety education—relying on a number of standard approaches like posters, classroom training, huddles, and pre-shift morning rallies. But these approaches just weren’t working.

As I contemplated this situation, I realized we   Read More


Real-World Lessons from Hostage Situations

Real-World Lessons from Hostage Situations

Late in August, on a trendy stretch of one of America’s most iconic streets—King St. in Charleston, SC—a fired dishwasher returned to the restaurant where he had worked and shot and killed a former coworker. Announcing, “There’s a new boss in town,” he took another person hostage for several hours   Read More