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Security Planning for your Special Event

7 Steps to Improve Special Event Security

5 Lessons Learned from the Manchester Bombing

Lessons Learned from Manchester Bombing:

The Partners of SSG are continually reading, researching and learning from past violent attacks. Hence, here is a great article from the CLARION PROJECT on “Lesson’s Learned” from the recent Manchester bombing.

https://clarionproject.org/5-lessons-us-manchester-bombing/

Active Shooter Response Plans:

SSG specializes in creating, managing & implementing Active Shooter Response Plans for your company.  We utilize Security, Intelligence & Training Solutions designed to protect business.  SSG has real-world experience in protecting organizations, facilities and special events – both domestically and abroad. We pride ourselves in having international police and intelligence agency contacts whom we can leverage to provide you the most up-to-date, real-time, intelligence on current threats.

Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Risk & Threat Assessment and let us develop a strategic security plan utilizing security, intelligence & training solutions to ensure the safety and security of your business.

Preventing Work Place Violence

Preventing Workplace Violence:

Shaffer Security Group (SSG) will work with your Legal Department, Human Resources, Security and C-level executives to develop a strategic plan to recognize & prevent Workplace Violence.

SSG has worked with numerous firms developing their Security Plan.  These plans emphasize how to recognize and prevent workplace violence.   We have worked with Fortune 100’s, Non-Government Organizations, Charitable Groups, Churches, Schools and Manufactures.  Shaffer Security Group will teach you to recognize “Pre-Incident Indicators” and help you develop a portal to which your employees can report suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior.  Our experts know the security of your firm is based on teamwork.  We not only work with your Human Resources (HR), Legal Team, Chief Security Officer & your C-level executives; but we also work with your employees to develop and communicate a Security Plan that meets your firm’s specific needs.

Statistics Show Increase in Fatal Workplace Violence:

The most common indicator for Workplace Violence is “Domestic Abuse” at home. Does you firm have an established, effective means by which your employees can report domestic abuse?  Is your reception aware of these potential threats?  Do you have intervention capable employees to step in and help diffuse conflicts or violence? What are your legal requirements to protect your employees?

http://www.krgv.com/story/35596413/stats-show-increase-in-fatal-workplace-shootings

Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Risk & Threat Assessment and let us develop a strategic security plan utilizing security, intelligence & training solutions to prevent workplace violence.

TERRORISM ON THE RISE

Terrorism is on the rise as shown in the 2016 report, Investigative Project on Terrorism.  This study focused on trends in radical Islamic terrorism. The data was frightening as it showed three very important trends:

  1. Fatalities from terrorist attacks has increased 744 percent from 2007-2011 to 2014-2015.
  2. The average annual fatalities has increased from roughly 3,200 deaths per year to approximately 27,000 deaths per year.
  3. The number of terrorist attacks during that time has increased by roughly 500 percent.

As a result of these findings, it leads us to ask, what is your plan? At home, the Office, your school? SSG can help you develop a Security Plan designed specifically for your needs. You must to have a PLAN!  We can train you and your staff to identify pre-incident indicators and to respond effectively during high-stress, violent encounters.   We will help you develop a strategic plan using security, intelligence & training solutions to make your business and your life safer.

#activeshooterresponse #activeshooter #counterterrorismtraining#tacticaltraining #tacticalfirearms #whatisyourplan #stayinthefight#trainhard #situationalawareness #personalprotection

View our 178 acres Firearms Training Facility

178 Acres Firearms Training Facility

  1. Handgun Ranges
  2. Carbine Ranges
  3. Skeet Range
  4. Live-Fire Close Quarter Battle Shoot House
  5. Obstacle Course
  6. Roof Pitches
  7. Static Helo Platform
  8. Covered / Shaded Shooting Area
  9. Shooting In & Around Vehicles
  10. Campground
  11. Deer / Turkey / Pig Hunting

SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP (SSG) has partnered with CONSOLIDATED TRAINING GROUP (CTG) and built a Tactical Firearms Training Facility.

Shaffer Security Group (SSG) has access to a 178 acres FIREARMS TRAINING FACILITY.  Located just 50 minutes West of the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.  The Firearms Training site is only 20 minutes West of Fort Worth in the town of Weatherford, Texas.

Shaffer Security Group (SSG) is proud to be a partner with Consolidated Training Group http://www.ctgdfw.com to provide you the finest Tactical Firearms Training Center in Texas!

Our Facility has a 1100 yard Sniper Range; Obstacle Course; CQB Live-Fire Shoot House; Multiple Handgun Ranges; Skeet Range; Carbine Range; Roof Pitches; Helicopter Shell; Sand Fighting Pit; Campgrounds; and we have both Hog & Deer Hunting during season.

We are the ONLY facility like this in North Texas!  Come and Train with us.  Call for more details – +1.469.279.2696

Our Sniper Range (1100 yards)

20×20 (Sand) Fighting Pit

View of our Pistol Range (foreground) & Carbine Range (aft)

Consolidated Training Group (CTG) Firearms Range in Weatherford, Texas.

Our Safety, Clearing, & Cleaning Bench.

From the Helo Shell, a 125 yard shot to the Steel Targets.

From this angle, a 75 yard shot to the Steel Targets.

Two Roof pitches to practice your sniper skills – 185 yard shot to the Steel Targets.

“The Man in the Arena”

Shaded Instruction Area & a Air-Conditioned Office / Classroom.

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.

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

One of the most often overlooked, yet critical aspects of Personal Security is, Situational Awareness:

“Check Your Six”, “Head on a Swivel”, “Be aware of your surroundings”.  You have probably heard all of these before, but what do they mean?

As the names implies, “Situational Awareness” is simply knowing what’s going on around you. It sounds easy in principle, but in reality requires much practice.  This skill is ingrained in soldiers, law enforcement officers, and yes, government-trained operatives!  At SSG, we understand how important a skill it is for civilians as well. Ultimately, being aware of a threat even seconds before everyone else, can keep you and your loved ones safe.

Situational Awareness is a skill that can and should be developed for reasons outside of personal defense and safety. Situational awareness is really just another word for mindfulness. Developing mine has allowed me to survive multiple overseas operations in very high-threat environments.  This same ‘mindfulness’ has also allowed me to be more cognizant of what’s going on around me in my daily activities, which in turn has helped me make better decisions in all aspects of my life.

Our Situational Awareness Courses Include:

  • Defining Situational Awareness Detractors.
  • How to use your “Gift of Fear”.
  • What is the OODA Loop & How Can It Be Reset?
  • Travel Security & Intelligence.
  • Using Improvised Weapons.
  • Mobile Phone Apps that can save your life.
  • Actions during an Active Shooter Event (ASE).

SSG personnel have spent years in the field developing their Situational Awareness. This skill set is what has kept the SSG partners alive in hostile, high-threat corners of the globe.  Let SSG help develop in you this important skill. Most notably, the focus is primarily on developing your situational awareness to prevent or survive a violent attack.  However, these same principles will also help hone your powers of observation in all areas of your life.

Finally, here are just a couple of links to provide you a list of mobile phone applications that you can download and start using today.  Stay Safe!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/10-apps-save-life-case-emergency-article-1.2438105

http://coolmaterial.com/tech/8-apps-that-could-save-your-life/

Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Situational Awareness training course.

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.