• Be Prepared.

    Avoid | Deny | Defend™

    During an act of violence (e.g. robbery, hostage situation, workplace violence, active shooter):

    AVOID starts with your state of mind.
                            • Pay  attention to your surroundings.
                            • Have an exit plan.
                            • Move away from the source of the threat as quickly as possible. 
                            • The more distance and barriers between you and the threat, the better.             

    DENY when getting away is difficult or maybe even impossible. 
                            • Keep distance between you and the source. 
                            • Create barriers  to prevent or slow down a threat from getting to you.                    
                            • Turn the lights off. 
                            • Remain out of sight and quiet by hiding behind large objects and silence your phone.

    DEFEND because you have the right to protect yourself. 
                            • If you cannot Avoid or Deny  be prepared to defend yourself. 
                            • Be aggressive and committed to your actions.   
                            • Do not fight fairly.  THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL.

    CALL 911 when you are in a safe area.

    When Law Enforcement arrives, SHOW YOUR HANDS AND FOLLOW COMMANDS.
    Remember that Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail.