Facility Security Consulting
With our focus on serving owners with a comprehensive array of services, Broaddus Defense provides facilities security consulting to address the growing need for the preparation for and the prevention of violent incidents. Our team is currently engaged in conducting security assessments and critical incident response training for K-12 schools, as well as clients in higher education, healthcare, fine arts, and private industry.
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Proud Partner of ALERRT
In a coordinated growth and expansion effort, ALERRT has partnered with Broaddus Defense to offer a variety of commercial services to private/public entities, including but not limited to ALERRT course offerings and facility/operational security assessments. These will serve industries such as private industry, K-12 schools (public and private), community colleges, higher education, Department of Defense commands/installations, and other markets where training is needed and grant funding is unavailable.
Adjunct Instructor Jeff Broaddus, a Marine and former Secret Service Special Agent, leads Broaddus Defense. He said:
“I’ve been very honored and privileged to be associated with the people at ALERRT over the past decade. The relationships that I have made, both personal and professional, have positively affected my professional development as an instructor. One thing I love about ALERRT is that everyone on this team shares an ethos that is at the foundation of something great in the effort to identify, mitigate, and respond to violent threats against those in our society whom we’ve sworn to protect — indeed at the risk of our own lives.”
Broaddus Defense will offer services to existing clients and approach new clients immediately. Be on the lookout for Broaddus Defense/ALERRT classes on the ALERRT.org website in the coming weeks. The Broaddus Companies are headquartered in Austin, Texas and have provided services across the globe for the past twenty years.
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Security Assessments are an excellent way to evaluate all aspects of your security program, identify any weaknesses, and suggest security improvements. In addition, opportunities where costs can be reduced or where security operations can be made more efficient are identified. These assessments use a structured, formal analysis process that develops a deep understanding of your organization, operating conditions, culture, and unique security risks and threats. Our firm facilitates stakeholder involvement in order to ensure that all important elements are examined. The Security Assessment is custom tailored for each project, but typically includes the following tasks:
- Risk identification and analysis
- Threat and vulnerability assessment
- Analysis of crime data including loss history, first responder calls, crime statistics and forecast reports
- Review of facility operating procedures
- Review of physical security systems, electronic security systems, and architectural security
- Review of security policies and procedures, security management, and security personnel
- Evaluation of present security program and identification of any weaknesses and vulnerabilities
- Development and prioritization of recommendations for security improvement implementation plan
- Identification of short-term and long-term costs
- Preparation of written Security Assessment Report
Critical Incident Response
Acts of terrorism and shootings in public places have become an unfortunate reality in modern society. As a result, many organizations are taking proactive measures to prepare for these incidents by engaging active shooter response plans and training facilities staff to react with decisiveness. Our firm provides entities with this training, which includes instruction on Best Practices in threat prevention and recognition, active attacker response, and emergency medical care. Training can be tailored to various levels of facility stakeholders, including security personnel, teachers and administrators, facilities and maintenance staff, and others responsible for decision-making during an incident. This training includes the following topics dedicated to the individual and collective safety of organizations.
- Overview of active shooter events including background, trends and methodologies
- Situational awareness and the color codes of awareness
- The cycle of human decision-making under stress
- Mindset and critical incident decision-making
- The Avoid, Deny, and Defend (ADD) process
- Prioritized staff response model with facility-specific response considerations for the client
- Emergency Casualty Care including the basics of triage/wound assessment and life-saving care for traumatic injuries
- Exercises to test the response to an active shooter incident