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June 12, 2017
By John P. Torres
Read any of the news headlines and on any given week you will see a story of an active shooter attack. Last week’s shooting at a Dallas car dealership and the terrorist attack on the streets of London are yet more jarring reminders of the threats we face in public spaces and work places across the country from rogue active shooters seeking to take lives and disrupt our sense of safety.
A common theme among active shooters is often the meticulous effort they go through to plan their actions in the hope of achieving the greatest extent of destruction and mayhem. As each tragedy unfolds we find ourselves recommitting to “doing something this time” to be prepared. Given the randomness of when and where an active shooter may strike, employers, businesses, schools and other entities need at a minimum, an emergency plan, as well as robust training and awareness efforts and ideally, regular training exercises.
Protecting buildings and properties is no easy task but risk can be controlled and lives can be protected with the right combination of knowledge, experience, and resources. The key to safeguarding buildings and properties is the strategic placement of security assets, which can only be learned from real world experience.
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John P. Torres
Chief Operating Officer, Security and Technology Consulting
John P. Torres has extensive investigative and security experience. Previously, he served as the Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. His background includes more than 27 years of experience providing investigative and security management for the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, including serving as the Acting Director and the Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.