Active Shooter in Dallas!

SSG on NBC discussing the most recent Active Shooter Event in Dallas.

SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP (SSG) founder Greg Shaffer ‘Live’ commentary on a Dallas “Active Shooter Event”.

Shaffer Security Group (SSG) Founder Greg Shaffer commenting on the most recent Active Shooter Event in Dallas, Texas.  During the interview, it was learned the shooter had taken his own life.

SSG's Greg Shaffer, former FBI HRT Operator, commenting on Dallas' most recent Active Shooter Event. #activeshooterresponse #activeshooter #tacticaltraining #tacticalfirearms #riskmanagement #shaffersecuritygroup #SSG #NBCDFW

Posted by Shaffer Security Group on Monday, May 1, 2017

Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Risk & Threat Assessment and let us develop a Active Shooter Security Plan utilizing security, intelligence & training solutions to secure your workplace & workforce.

Is it safe to travel to the EU for the Holidays?

Is it Safe to Travel to Europe for the 2016 Holiday Season?

Shaffer Security Group (SSG) is please to provide an interesting article from “Forbes” magazine detailing the threats and dangers of traveling to the EU over the holidays.  

SSG teaches the best way to stay safe is to be aware of your surroundings and keep your head on a swivel.  Being Situational Aware is the best advice anyone can give as you travel to the EU or anywhere.

The SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP prides itself on maintaining close liaison with other security firms, police departments and intelligence agencies across the globe. These relationship allow us to provide you up-to-date, real-time threat assessments and risk analysis for your destination.  Our ties to many reputable, vetted and experienced security firms in the EU allows us to provide you a point of contact in the event you need immediate security assistance.  We can help you book a driver who is knowledgeable of the area, but also has specialized training to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe journey.  SSG’s many contacts with various EU police departments and with the FBI Attaches in U.S. Embassies can also be leveraged in the event of a critical situation.

Let us develop a travel security plan for you and your family as you travel this holiday season.  We can provide you professional drivers, security professionals, and keep you abreast of any threats during your travel.  Contact SSG for details.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2015/11/20/should-you-come-to-europe-for-the-holidays-paris-terrorism-attacks/#71003c8c23a6

What Do I Do?

Greg,…What Do You Do?

I get asked this countless of times at social events, at the gym, or at conferences. My go to answer is: “I’m a Security Expert”.

In reality, there is so much more I do as a security professional.  As a result, I have to generalize it for the average person. The “elevator speech” or 30 second introduction may give people some insight to what I do.  However, it often doesn’t tell the whole story.  The “Whole Story” goes something like this:

“I create, manage, and implement security, intelligence, and training solutions designed to protect businesses, organizations, facilities, and people both domestically and internationally.” 

What I mentioned above is not what I do but what I offer to clients. What I do is comprised of tasks, disciplines, and training geared to support my clients. Recently I was retained by an international businessman.  This client required security solutions to protect his home, office, and himself upon traveling abroad. The client really fit into my wheelhouse of services, but I didn’t see this project as just an Executive Protection (EP) assignment. Though I have worked Executive Protection for years, what I was doing for this client was far more than being a body guard.

To Satisfy the Client’s Quest & Need for Security, I had to do the following:

  • Conduct a risk assessment to identify the critical assets and business processes.  This requires protection, analyze the threats, assess the vulnerabilities, and then move forward with a plan the meets the client’s needs.
  • To secure the client’s home and office(s) I had to do the following:
    • several site security survey’s,
    • research and assess the proper technology needed,
    • evaluate access control and emergency response procedures.
  • Given the nature of my client’s work and the location of his travel, I had to develop an intelligence program.  This Intelligence Program needed to address the geopolitical, natural, and criminal threats.  These “threats” could disrupt my client’s business and possibly threaten his life.
  • The most important element of executive protection is doing an advance prior to the client embarking on travel.  I had to coordinate with trusted partners in areas that I couldn’t reach myself. The intelligence is critical when doing an advance for a client.  My international law enforcement & intelligence agency contacts provide critical information in which to base my threat assessment.
  • On occasions that I had to undertake a protective role.  I had to do tactical training to ensure that my perishable skill sets remain sharp.  I had to do reality based training, firearms training, personal defense, first aid, to better serve my client.
  • In the case of a crisis, I had to do lots of policy writing.  It required my coordinating with my client’s legal team, insurers and my client’s family to ensure fast resolutions to a multitude of crises.
  • I wrote agreements with other partners to support my client in the event of a crisis.
  • I had to ensure the domestic office staff were well prepared to assess, communicate, and respond to a crisis.  Therefore, I developed training scenarios to test their situational awareness and response to incidents.
  • When realizing that the local first responders were not involved, I developed a tactical response plan to include police, fire & EMS that could be implemented to improve response efficiency.

So yeah,…. That’s What I Do?

Risk Management & Security Consulting.

Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Risk & Security Assessment and let SSG develop a strategic security plan based on intelligence, training & experience.

Special Event Security Planning – 2016 Cattle Barons Ball, Dallas, Texas!

Special Event Security Planning & Operations

SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP (SSG) has extensive experience in Special Event Security planning for large or small scale, public & private events.  As a result, SSG was contracted to augment the security for the 2016 Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball.  This years Ball is being held at GILLEY’s CLUB, located in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball- 2016:

The Cattle Baron’s Ball (CBB) is a not-for-profit, organization that has raised tens of millions of dollars for cancer research in Dallas alone! This ball is one of the most sought after tickets in DFW.  The estimated crowd of over 3,000 includes some of Dallas’ most elite, prestigious and famous citizens, athletes, politicians and socialites.

Gilley’s Club is a 91,000 square foot building consisting of a restaurant, entertainment area, meeting rooms, private function space and features a 26,000 square foot main show room.  Most famous for its “Urban Cowboy” film starring John Travolta, GILLEY’s is an ideal location for this “Boots & Pearls” crowd to get together to listen to great Country Western music stars and to mix & mingle with Dallas elite.

Gilley’s also erected a 9,000 square foot tent in the rear parking lot of Gilley’s Club which housed the main stage. This stage was the location where renowned music legend TOBY KEITH performed.

SSG was tasked to work with D&L Security (Contract Security Firm) to ensure the safety and security of its guests, the “talent”, and all the vendors who made the night such a success.  In addition, we provided VIP security; front & backstage security; security for entry into the “Green Room”; and augmented the security for both Toby Keith & Dwight Yoakam.

From Active Shooter to a Medical Emergency – SSG has you covered:

By using SSG, we provide your event with an additional “Intervention Capable Resource”.  That is, in the event a violent encounter, stalker or Active Shooter our personnel provide an immediate armed response.  Our Personal Protection Officers (PPO) are all licensed, insured, polite, professional and capable!  All of our PPOs have vast combat and/or police experience.  We are not the bearded, bro-bumping, tattooed, wannabee’s, wearing the most up-to-date combat styles.  We are polite, polished, professionals that blend into the environment, often unseen, until the moment we are needed.

SSG can assist in developing both a “Medical Plan” and an “Active Shooter Plan” to provide your event protection from civil suits in the event of an Active Shooter or Medical Emergency.  SSG’s “Risk Assessment” is essential to ensure best practices are in-place in order to provide a safer, more enjoyable environment during your event and protect you from litigation if needed.

Unsurpassed Experience & Professionalism:

So when experience counts & discretion is needed, contact SSG for a free security assessment for your next event.

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