Curious how a tumor and a surgeon relate to School Safety?  Let me explain… Would you choose a foot surgeon, a heart surgeon, or oncology surgeon to remove a tumor in your body? No disrespect to foot surgeons or heart surgeons, but the oncology surgeon is a better choice for removing a tumor. (it was for me) If your goal is to intervene and prevent incidents before they occur (pre-incident prevention), should you choose a Security expert (incident mitigation), a First Responder (incident response), or a Pre-Incident Prevention expert? No disrespect to Security experts or First Responders, but the Pre-Incident Prevention expert is the betterRead More →

Would you rather detect cancer (and shooters) at Stage 4 or Stage 1? Detecting cancer at early stages increases your risk of surviving cancer. For example, Stage 1 means the cancer is localized to a small area and hasn’t spread to lymph nodes or other tissues. Stage 2 means the cancer has grown, but it hasn’t spread. Stage 3 means the cancer has grown larger and has possibly spread to lymph nodes or other tissues. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread to other organs or areas of your body. What about potential shooters in your school, workplace, or community, would you rather detect themRead More →

If you are looking for safer schools, workplaces, and communities consider this… After nearly every mass shooting in schools, workplaces, and communities, post-incident reports reveal each incident had the following in common: ✓ Pre-Incident Indicators were exhibited by the attacker(s) and available before the attack. ✓ Community Sources (students, employees, community members, etc.) observed the Pre-Incident Indicators before the attack. ✓ Numerous Incident Reporting options were available and utilized before the attack. ✓ Organization and Community Resources (threat assessment teams, mental health, city/county offices, social workers, etc.) were available before the attack. ✓ Law Enforcement was available before the attack. ✓ Security solutions were inRead More →

Did you know a federal law targeting murder was passed in the Crimes Act of 1790? It stated: “If any person or persons shall, within any fort, arsenal, dockyard, magazine, or in any other place, or district of country, under the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, commit the crime of willful murder, such person or persons, on being thereof convicted, shall suffer death.” Since 1790 it has been against the law to murder, yet we are experiencing record levels of murders and attempted murders in shootings and other acts of violence in schools, workplaces, and public spaces. Based on data and history,Read More →

What if there was a better way to identify and disrupt at-risk individuals before they attack? As I review headlines from stories in mainstream media, local news reports, and as I review numerous conversations on platforms like LinkedIn… a lot of people are asking why aren’t we identifying and disrupting the at-risk individuals who are in distress, in crisis, and escalating towards an attack before they attack? What if there was a better and proven way to identify and disrupt more at-risk individuals before they attack? Here’s some good news for you among all the bad news, there is a better and proven way, andRead More →

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new shiny object that has a lot of people talking about it and trying it out for a lot of different purposes.  AI has great potential for solving some big problems with healthcare, transportation, logistics, research, learning, and more. It is well documented that AI could also be a threat in many ways. AI can be manipulated to deliver misinformation and biased results to mislead people, spread false rumors, violate copyrights, violate privacy, create security risks, and many forward-looking leaders are concerned about many other potential threats to humanity. We know AI is being utilized by evil doers to manipulateRead More →

Prevention gaps are leaving schools, higher education, workplaces, and communities vulnerable to more shootings, violence, suicides, corruption, sexual assaults, human trafficking, bullying, and more. What are prevention gaps? Prevention gaps are dangerous and way too common in schools, higher education, workplaces, and communities.  Prevention gaps keep the critically needed pre-incident indicators from the appropriate community resources who are unable to see the bigger picture about at-risk individuals and then are unable to intervene and prevent BEFORE the incident or tragedy occurs. When you read post-incident reports and hear news stories after tragedies occur, it is frustrating to find out again and again how the at-riskRead More →

If you were aware of a proven solution that is currently helping communities, schools, and workplaces to stop shootings, violence, suicides, and numerous other unwanted and costly tragedies BEFORE they can occur… would you tell other people about it or keep it to yourself? I am passionate about helping other people and I want to help anyone reading this blog. For me, I want to tell other people and help you be a CHAMPION so we can start saving more lives, futures, millions of dollars, reputations, and more.  This blog is me telling others about solutions that work and hoping you and others who areRead More →

Allow me to get straight to the point with the facts on what is missing and why we are (but should not be) seeing record levels of shootings, violence, suicides, and other incidents. What is missing: Communities, schools and workplaces are not equipped with the appropriate tools, training, and resources. What is missing is validated by the 2023 National Threat Assessment Report (NTAC) that said: In short, NTAC’s examination of the attacks contained in this report indicates that targeted violence is preventable when communities are equipped with the appropriate tools, training, and resources to intervene before violence occurs. – 2023 Mass Attacks in Public SpacesRead More →

#1 Almost everyone in schools, higher education, workplaces, and communities (except the evil doers) prefer preventing incidents over responding to incidents.  Preventing incidents from happening requires a coordinated and focused community effort on pre-incident intervention and prevention actions with at-risk individuals by First Preventers. The First Preventers Prevention Platform empowers and equips community resources to take proactive pre-incident prevention actions. #2 Soaring numbers of at-risk individuals are responsible for record levels of shootings, violence, sex assaults, suicides, and other incidents that require more effective and coordinated actions by community resources to identify, help, and intervene with each and every at-risk individual at the right times and onRead More →