Workplace shootings make the news every day. Yet it’s tempting to think it can’t happen here. But these attacks have no signature method, making them nearly impossible to predict. They occur at Wal-Marts and Waffle Houses, at one-room schools and on sprawling campuses. Your best strategy is to understand the risks, the costs and to create a plan to prevail. This high-impact book, by veterans of security, covers the A to Z of workplace violence prevention, response and recovery. Mark Warren and Vaughn Baker, of Strategos International, have trained more than 150,000 people in 15 countries. Here, they share their experience with you.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Vaughn Baker is president of Strategos International, a Kansas City, Mo.,-based firm that provides security training, consulting and executive protection services.
Baker has 20 years of experience in law enforcement including patrol, investigation, SWAT and special operations. He has trained thousands of school, health care, government, law enforcement and military personnel in security practices. Baker has also developed specialized intruder response curriculum for schools and churches, including some of the nation’s leading training on behavior pattern recognition. He is the author of “The Church Security Handbook.”
In addition, he served as an instructor and deputy director of training and as an instructor for the Surefire Institute, a California-based tactical lighting manufacturer and tactical training company.
Baker is also the director of security for a church of more than 7,500 members in the Kansas City area, a position he has held for more than a decade.
Mark Warren is executive vice president and director of training for Strategos International. He served in law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions including the Blue Springs, Mo., Police Department, where he finished his career with the rank of sergeant. Warren also worked as an undercover officer for the Jackson County, Mo., Drug Task Force. Before joining civilian law enforcement, Warren served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer. He has trained thousands of students in security through Strategos, the Surefire Institute and the Western Missouri Public Safety Institute.