Threat Assessment Tools

H.I.T.A.C will be updating these Active Shooter Resource Tools as they become available.

HITAC’s “Situation Report” Archive

Situation Report ArchiveHITAC Situation Reports provide analysis specific to your particular sector of interests such as; School Security, Corporate Security, Law Enforcement or all three. As incidents unfold HITAC will analyze the situation and provide a brief report on the event and the steps that YOU can take to minimize the impact should a similar event come to your campus or workplace.

The Situation Report goes beyond the news reporting of “What happened” to “what can I do about it?” How can I protect my organization, family, and self from similar attacks?

Situation Reports:

  • 1.0: Situational Awareness:
    The concept of situational awareness is not new or complicated. In simple terms it means being aware of your surroundings and the possible hazards that may present themselves in that environment.
  • 2.0: Situational Awareness – “Why isn’t the message being heard? Let me remind everyone that no one deserves to be a victim of violence and we should all be able to walk around our streets without a care in the world and with all of our God given senses buried in deep thought, I-Phone, I-Pad, I-Pod, or the latest thought numbing device, but this is NOT the world we find ourselves. I am not and would never BLAME a victim for the crimes committed against them, however we MUST learn from these incidents and use them to reduce the chance of the same fate falling upon our loved ones and ourselves.
  • 3.0: Situational Awareness- Taking It To The Next Level
  • 4.0: Situational Active Shooter Situations As a law enforcement and security trainer with over 25 years of experience I know one thing for sure, that after every violent incident there are always lessons to be learned. The same is true for the recent active shooter in Oregon at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.
  • 5.0: Situation: ISIS Attacks Paris November 13, 2015 Situation Report As of November 15, 2015 – 2300 hours Death Toll: 132 Wounded: 352 (99 Critical) What Do WE Do Tomorrow Radical Islamists connected to ISIS and making proclamations during the attack that it is in response to France’s involvement in Syria the attack began on November 13th, 2015 at approximately 9:20 PM and the major events were over by 12:20 AM November 14th, 2015.
  • 6.0: Situation Report: R.E.B.A
    React, Escape, Barricade, Attack
  • 7.0: Personal Security Is It Your Dream Or Vision? All successful people are very busy, and we all make choices everyday on how to prioritize our time and energy based on what is in important to us. How important is your life or those that you seek to protect? Your answer to this question will determine if you decide to have a dream or a vision of personal security.
  • 8.0: The Home Invasion Threat
    For the purpose of this Situation Report we want to look at burglaries of a residence when no one is home and burglaries or (home invasions) when a household member is home. I think that one of the biggest fears that people have is being home when a burglary occurs or coming home to find a burglar in the house.

FBI Study: A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2003

This report on Active Shooters released by the FBI states that in 69% of the shooting incidents were over in less than 5 minutes and 60% of the shootings were over prior to the police arriving on the scene.

You must decide to legally take steps to defend yourself. In a recent “Beheading” incident in Oklahoma it was a properly trained and armed company executive that stopped the knife-wielding madman but not before he killed and beheaded one woman and critically stabbed another. 47 PAGES – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD


Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This informational booklet provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the Courts for additional guidance on OSHA compliance requirements. 47 PAGES – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD


Preventing School Violence

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
National Institute of Justice

Preventing School Violence: Plenary Papers of the 1999 Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation— Enhancing Policy and Practice Through Research, Volume 2



Suicide Terror Attack Response Training Article


The suspect walks into a school full of young people and begins to shoot indiscriminately, killing and killing until one of two things happens: he is shot and killed by first responders or, as first responders close in, he turns his gun on himself and commits suicide. In both cases, the killer knows that he is going to die at the end of his “mission.” Another suspect walks toward a pizza parlor full of young people with a backpack full of explosives until he is stopped by security or detonates the explosives, killing himself and innocent people. As seen in the active shooter example above, the suspect intends on dying in the end no matter what.



Campus Safety Assessing and Managing Threats

United States
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Threat Assessment: An Approach To Prevent Targeted Violence

National Institute of Justice

In the past 5 years, violent crimes involving stalking, workplace violence, and attacks or threatened attacks on public figures and officials have been prominent in the news. Law enforcement and security professionals are turning to prevention as an important component of control strategy. This Research in Action discusses operational and investigative tools and approaches that can be effectively used to recognize, evaluate, and manage the risks of targeted violence before crimes occur.



How to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity and when law enforcement arrives


A glossary of terms for your safety and security:

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