Grady Emmons, MSc, CPP (Street Articles Author)
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Grady Emmons has spent his 20-year career actively involved in protective services. His experience covers everything from law enforcement to private sector protection, corporate security and business investigations. He holds a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence from Michigan State University and he is Board Certified in Security Management by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

3 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence
The mainstream media would have us believe that it's impossible to prevent workplace violence, and that incidents happen all the time. While the statistics don't support that you are very likely to be the victim of an active shooter or that office violence is running rampant, it still pays to…
By:  in  Business  >  Human Resources   Mar 07, 2016  
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3 Things You Need to Know Before Doing An Employee Background Check
Your Employee Background Check May Be Illegal Conducting an employee background check without a release is illegal. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you need signed, written authorization (aka "a release") to investigate a person's background for the purpose of making an employment decision which may adversely effect…
By:  in  Business  >  Human Resources   Mar 06, 2016  
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Active Shooter Survival Mindset
What makes our Active Shooter Survival course different? I'm often asked by potential clients, and it may be on your mind too, what makes our active shooter course different from others... The answer is MINDSET! When I sat down to create an active shooter course, I knew that I wanted…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Jan 21, 2016  
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Do You Need An Active Shooter Plan?
Why You Need An Active Shooter Plan Colorado Springs, CO; San Bernadino, CA; and a host of others. Active shooters seem to be getting out of control. It seems like it could happen anywhere nowadays? The answer is yes! It can happen anywhere. A client recently asked me what was…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Dec 03, 2015  
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Baltimore Riots Aftermath: Is Detroit Next?
What If The Baltimore Riots Happened In Detroit? During the week of April 27, 2015, political protests against alleged police brutality rapidly devolved into violent, destructive riots in Baltimore, Maryland; now known as the Baltimore Riots. Similar riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, back in summer 2014 after a grand jury…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   May 08, 2015  
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Cease And Desist is Not Threat Management
"Cease and Desist" Letters are Not a Threat Management Tool When your corporation receives a threat from a disgruntled former employee engaged in stalking, notices a theft of intellectual property by a competitor or enters into a tense payment conflict with a vendor, there might be an immediate temptation to…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Apr 11, 2015  
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Workplace Violence Is A Security Matter
New OSHA Guidelines on Workplace Violence In a continuing effort to help protect healthcare and social services workers with a high risk of workplace violence, OSHA released new guidelines on Friday. First, there are always things that a person can do to protect themselves and workers should be trained to…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Apr 08, 2015  
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Security Officers Shoot Suspects at Nsa Hq - Fort Meade
Reacting to A Possible Terrorist Attack A peculiar and perturbing series of events unfolded in suburban Maryland on March 30, 2015, when two men wearing women’s clothing and riding in a stolen car suddenly rammed through the security barriers at Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency (NSA) and…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Apr 06, 2015  
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Workplace Violence Policy? Think Again!
Your Workplace Violence Policy May Be an Unfair Labor Practice. According to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), reminding employees of your workplace violence policy may be an Unfair Labor Practice. A nursing home that posted a memo reminding employees of the company's workplace violence policy…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Mar 22, 2015  
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