Ignoring the Warning Signs of Violence

Written by Robert D. Sollars We ignore the warning signs of workplace/school violence (WPV/SV), just like we ignore the warning light on the dashboard. In turn, that leads directly to us being responsible for being stuck in an Arizona summer at the side of the road or the turmoil & pandemonium when an incident happens. […]

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Warning Signs of Violence

Written by Robert D. Sollars I consider the warning signs, listed below, to be the most important preventative measure to prevent violence of any kind in any organization. All 25 of them that I’ve collected, starting with Mid-Buchanan Middle School in Faucett, MO. In 1988 (Nathan Faris), a story for later. But the question I […]

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Did the autumn season coming lessen the dying?

It may seem so with the numbers I collected below. But then again, how often does a single shooting in a location across the country ever interest the media? With the protests, politics, & the divisiveness in the country, it’s no wonder that the numbers I’ve collected are lower than normal…except for Arizona. It seems […]

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How does a blind person do what they do?

Written by Robert D. Sollars Whenever I talk to people, even after 17 years, I get one question, “how do you do that?” Usually, when you explain it to them it’s a “Really? Wow that is amazing”. They have never thought of doing it without sight…and they believe it’s magic and amazing. It becomes an […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness at work

Written by Robert D. Sollars Many times, domestic violence (DV) becomes a business problem, whether owners or managers believe it to be or not. Everyone, however unwittingly, within the entire organization is affected by it. But why should it be, when it’s such a personal issue and relegated to a ‘domestic’ problem not work? It […]

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Using the correct training method for…anyone

Written by Robert D. Sollars What training method should you use to train your employees? Whether they are security staff or not, they need to have the training, orientation, on-going, or refresher. And no matter the reason for the training you have to ensure that the method is engaging, interactive, effective, & efficient. No business […]

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Active Shooter Preparedness & Survival – Part 2

In part 1, I posted a conversation with a female friend concerning the apparent disinterest and lack of preparedness that her former employer, ad multi-national hotel chain, had for disabled employees in an active shooter situation and therefore an emergency. When I let others know I was writing this series, individuals who have also experienced […]

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