School Districts and Municipalities: Preventing Acts of Violence

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It’s no secret that gun violence causes a great deal of fear and anxiety among public workers – and rightfully so. When it comes to government jobs, the U.S. Marshals Service Center for Judicial Security reports the number of judicial threat investigations targeting federal courthouses has increased from 592 cases in fiscal year 2003 to 1,258 cases by the end of fiscal year 2011. At the local level, the Center for Judicial and Executive Security (CJES) follows threats against state courts, and their data show that the number of violent incidents (arson, bombings, and shootings) in state courthouses has gone up every decade since 1970. We won’t even begin to get into the tragedies that have occured in our school system over recent years.

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Is Your Organization At Risk? Take These 5 Steps To Create An Emergency Action Plan Today

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It’s no secret that mass violence is a serious problem in our society. As a business leader, it’s important to take thoughtful steps toward preventing issues before they occur within your organization. Developing a plan that establishes protocols in the event of an emergency won’t only help you prevent a tragedy – it will also show your team that you are willing to invest time and resources into their wellbeing and peace of mind.

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Think you’re covered in the case of an active shooter situation? Here are three facts your general liability provider doesn’t want you to know

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Before reading, we encourage you to view our short workplace violence video here: (LINK)

In America today, the occurrence of active shooter situations is an unfortunate reality. No matter your political ideology or opinion on gun ownership, we all need to find a way to protect our families, lives, and businesses from these disasters.
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