Use of Force: Non-Lethal Defensive Tools (Part 3 of 3)

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How You Can Deter Violence with Non-Lethal Force at Your Hospital

A prisoner being treated at a hospital suddenly disarms the deputy guarding him, shooting and killing him with his own service weapon.  The prisoner, now armed and not wearing handcuffs, poses a lethal risk to anyone else in the hospital who might try to stop him.  Hospital security officers, armed with TASERs, respond to the scene and deploy a TASER to stop the threat and subdue the prisoner.  The TASER effectively subdues the man, who later is pronounced dead.

This is a nightmare scenario that actually unfolded at a hospital in St. Cloud Minnesota in 2015.  Had the hospital security officers not been armed with TASERs, other lives might have been lost that day.  While TASERs are not meant to be a response to deadly force incidents, the deployment of this non-lethal defensive tool in this case was effective, but also resulted in the death of the subject. Read More

Movie Theater Security: What Are My Options?

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Movie theaters have always been a place for wholesome entertainment, where couples can enjoy an evening out, or families can spend a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, the new reality is that some people on rare occasions, look to harm others in the secluded and dark theater with minimum ways of egress. Theater owners and managers must now face the reality that additional movie theater security is required, but what are security options for such an open environment? Below are 4 security options that movie theaters can implement to increase safety.

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