With our focus on serving owners with a comprehensive array of services, Broaddus & Associates provides facilities security consulting to address the growing need for the preparation for and the prevention of violent incidents.  Our team is currently engaged in conducting security assessments and critical incident response training for K-12 schools, as well as clients in higher education, healthcare, fine arts, and private industry.

 

Security Assessments
Security Assessments are an excellent way to evaluate all aspects of your security program, identify any weaknesses, and suggest security improvements. In addition, opportunities where costs can be reduced or where security operations can be made more efficient are identified. These assessments use a structured, formal analysis process that develops a deep understanding of your organization, operating conditions, culture, and unique security risks and threats. Our firm facilitates stakeholder involvement in order to ensure that all important elements are examined. The Security Assessment is custom tailored for each project, but typically includes the following tasks:

  • Risk identification and analysis
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Analysis of crime data including loss history, first responder calls, crime statistics and forecast reports
  • Review of facility operating procedures
  • Review of physical security systems, electronic security systems, and architectural security
  • Review of security policies and procedures, security management, and security personnel
  • Evaluation of present security program and identification of any weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • Development and prioritization of recommendations for security improvement implementation plan
  • Identification of short-term and long-term costs
  • Preparation of written Security Assessment Report

Critical Incident Response
Acts of terrorism and shootings in public places have become an unfortunate reality in modern society. As a result, many organizations are taking proactive measures to prepare for these incidents by engaging active shooter response plans and training facilities staff to react with decisiveness. Our firm provides entities with this training, which includes instruction on Best Practices in threat prevention and recognition, active attacker response, and emergency medical care. Training can be tailored to various levels of facility stakeholders, including security personnel, teachers and administrators, facilities and maintenance staff, and others responsible for decision-making during an incident. This training includes the following topics dedicated to the individual and collective safety of organizations.

  • Overview of active shooter events including background, trends and methodologies
  • Situational awareness and the color codes of awareness
  • The cycle of human decision-making under stress
  • Mindset and critical incident decision-making
  • The Avoid, Deny, and Defend (ADD) process
  • Prioritized staff response model with facility-specific response considerations for the client
  • Emergency Casualty Care including the basics of triage/wound assessment and life-saving care for traumatic injuries
  • Exercises to test the response to an active shooter incident