By Jerry Stanphill
Faculty Member, Security Management Program at American Military University
While an active shooter incident is the rarest form of workplace violence, advanced planning and preparation can help avoid such scenarios altogether. Many companies look at these incidents as a security issue whereas, in reality, it is the supervisor who is on the frontlines. Security teams generally get involved during or after an incident, but the supervisor is in a position to see the advance warning signs.
In nearly all cases of active shooter incidents, there are warning signs. A coworker may see the individual’s behavior has altered. Or, the possible shooter may engage in an unusually angry rant directed against the company or an employee.… Read the rest