Violence in the community always tends to end up, at a minimum, in our Emergency Departments. More often than not, it permeates every part of our organization.
Effective security staffing models require an analysis of both fixed post needs and dynamic patrol needs.
Healthcare facilities need to stop looking to police to solve security problems. That is not their job.
Healthcare security officers face every possible tactical challenge within the scope of a single shift. From a simple customer service interaction, to responding to a person engaged in active assaultive behavior, these officers make decisions every day that have far reaching implications for their organizations.
For those who have been in the industry for a while, we are seeing a shift toward more proactive methods like threat assessment. It is a critical shift for our industry, and I am grateful to see work like this being produced.
“We’re all in this together if we’re in it at all.” – Johnny Cash