The FBI defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or intending to kill people in a confined space or other populated area.” A mass shooting is usually described as “an incident in which 4 or more people, including the perpetrator, are injured by gunfire.” The definitions Read More
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To stand still is to fall behind in the competitive world of retail. So retailers are always searching for new consumers and will typically go wherever they find them. It’s why there is never a shortage of news, such as word recently that Bloomingdale’s will be expanding into Kuwait.
But long Read More
By Jay Hart
As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, 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 an instance of workplace violence Read More
By Michael Long
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially 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
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More
NOW ON DEMAND: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter: Developing a Culture of Preparedness in the Loss Prevention Industry
When violence erupts in a workplace, the outcome and events of the scenario are unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished trust in the organization by staff and the community are just a few of the possible consequences. The possibility of an active shooter incident Read More
Last week, I questioned whether warehouse burglary is becoming an epidemic. When it comes to active shooter incidents, there is no question. We are seeing more and more cases of active shooter than ever before. Some are terrorist related, but many are not. Just last week, a 14-year-old boy in Read More
With 30 years as a first responder and leadership in the public safety community, Anthony Mangeri has long had a front row seat to the impact that emergency events have on retailers. Read More
As mentioned in a recent article (“Terrorism, Workplace Violence, and Insurance Implications”), the latest research suggests that 95 percent of employers are either completely unprepared or seriously under-prepared to handle a major crisis of any type. Effective crisis management planning, a major step in risk mitigation, is meant to consider Read More
Editor’s Note: This article, which was among LP Magazine’s top stories in 2015, illuminates the widespread debate over the sale of assault-type weapons in stores. Regardless of personal perspectives, retail industry and loss prevention professionals have a critical responsibility to understand these issues and enforce safety and organizational policies. Read More