Active Shooter begins with a brief history of active shooters and how they have changed over time. It shows why many perpetrators initiate attacks, what they often are thinking, and some of the indicators that could have been identified prior to the attack. The book shows how to develop an active shooter program in an organization, walking readers through the entire process including training exercises to test the efficiency of the program. With the uniquely private security perspective, Active Shooter illustrates how to communicate with law enforcement, government agencies, and the media in the event of active shooter incident. The book concludes with a discussion of how organizations can recover promptly after an incident, which is crucial for operational survival.
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1. Active Shooter and Workplace Violence History 2. Motivations and Triggers 3. Effective Planning 4. First Responders and the Private Sector 5. Coordinated Response, Expectations and Goals 6. Internal and External Communications 7. Human Resources 8. Preparedness 9. Training, Awareness, Education and Exercise 10. Recovery
Appendix A. Types and Classifications of Murderers B. Psychological Characteristics of Murderers C. Recovery From an Active Shooting Event D. Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training Exercise E. Case Studies
Kevin T. Doss, MS, CPP, PSP has over 25 years of experience providing protective services in high-risk environments worldwide. His expertise includes: High-risk protection services and risk, vulnerability and threat assessments, emergency planning, security program development and the application of physical protection systems. Mr. Doss was an instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Workshop and regularly teaches workplace violence and active shooter courses for many of our nation's top organizations.
He has experience developing infrastructure protection programs, and emergency action and recovery plans for U.S. government agencies and commercial organizations on a global scale. He was part of an expert team that performed a Threat, Vulnerability Risk Assessment of the entire 51-mile Canal Zone in Panama.
Kevin's educational credentials include a Master's of Science Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and two ASIS board certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
Mr. Doss is the ASIS International (ASIS) PSP Board Certification Advisor and lead instructor. He is also an adjunct ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Board Certification Advisor and instructor. He helped to develop the on-line educational series and in-class review programs for both the PSP and CPP board certifications. In addition, Kevin has written and published multiple chapters on security related topics and is the author of the Physical Security Professional (PSP) Study Guide, 2nd Edition.
In addition to his work-related and educational contributions, Mr. Doss founded the ASIS Foundation's Lines of Hope Program in 2007, which provides monetary and material assistance to wounded soldiers and their families while they recover at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Charles Shepherd CEO, Readiness Resource Group.