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U.S Department of Homeland Security Tips

222downloadThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has many approaches to enhancing America’s vigilance against terrorism:

One approach is to develop “critical partnerships between the private sector and the public sector in order to mitigate risk and enhance the security and resilience of public gathering sites and public events.”

The DHS encourages the four steps of Connect, Plan, Train, and Report as follows:

CONNECT: Reach out and develop relationships in your community, including local law enforcement. Having these relationships established before an incident occurs can help speed up the response when something happens.

PLAN: Take the time now to plan on how you will handle a security event should one occur. Learn from other events to inform your plans.

TRAIN: Provide your employees with training resources and exercise your plans often. The best laid plans must be exercised in order to be effective.

REPORT: “If You See Something, Say Something™” is more than just a slogan. Call local law enforcement. Read article here