New Law Could Make it Easier to Dial 911 During an Emergency
Kari’s Law and RAY BAUMS Act: Getting to 911 Faster! In 2018 there were two laws signed into effect by President Donald Trump that vastly improve access to emergency services for all Americans. These two laws, Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, will also change the way schools and other public facilities are able to respond to active shooters and other potentially dangerous situations. Both bills were put [...]
Hero Highlight – Jack Wilson
By now you have heard about the shooting that took place in a church on December 29th, 2019 in White Settlement, TX. A shooter (Name withheld) came into the Sunday morning worship service dressed wearing a trench coat while disguised with a wig and fake beard. The church security team members recognized the unordinary dress and behavior, and were in the process of positioning themselves when the [...]
Where Do Active Shootings Take Place?
To answer this question, we first need to define what an active shooter is. The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.1” Implicit in this definition is the shooter’s [...]
Mass Attacks in Public Spaces, a Study By The United States Secret Service
In response to the acts of targeted violence occurring in this Nation, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has published two reports on their research in to these incidents; Mass Attacks in Public Spaces 2017 and the same in 2018. The study was conducted for the specific purpose of identifying key information that will enhance efforts to prevent these types of attacks. The director had this [...]
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