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ASIS Greater Kansas City April 2015 Luncheon - Terrorist & Violent Intruder Preparedness/Response

  • April 02, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Deer Creek Golf Course 7000 W 133rd ST, Overland Park, KS 66209


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April Luncheon - Terrorist & Violent Intruder Preparedness / Response - Simplifying Your Response Based on Attacker Objective Commonalities

Speakers - Vaughn Baker & Mark Warren, co-owners of Strategos International

Description:  Preparedness and response for violent events sometimes get separated and compartmentalized based on the types of attackers rather than the types of attacks.  Columbine vs. Mumbai, Navy Yard Shooter vs. Paris Attackers, Aurora CO Movie Theater vs. Kenya Westgate Mall Attack . . . two different types of attackers, but the same type of attack.

FBI domestic and international terrorism definitions both include the following two elements:  (1) “involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law”  (2) “appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population”

Although these definitions include elements of terrorism, they also directly apply to the traditional perception and definition of "active shooters" in our workplaces.

This session will examine the following:

  • Evolution of terrorists and violent intruder attacks
  • Goal & Objective commonalities of the attacker
  • Categories and responsibilities of professional & "true first responders" - (armed & unarmed)
  • Organizational preparedness and response principles for violent intruders

Mark Warren and Vaughn Baker are the co-owners of Strategos International. They both come from careers in Law Enforcement spanning over 45 years combined. Their experiences in law enforcement include academy and in-service course development, SWAT, and undercover narcotics investigations. They both share a desire to teach, protect, and most importantly, they both have a servant and protectors heart.

Strategos was founded in 2002; its instructors have trained over 55,000 law enforcement & military members, church leaders, school faculty & staff, security professionals, and business professionals. Strategos primarily conducts training within the United States, but has also conducted training in 15 foreign countries.

In recent years Mark & Vaughn have grown Strategos into a full service protection, consultation, and training company offering a comprehensive list of security and protection solutions. During this growth they have remained true to their strongly held belief in both training and protection, “Capability Breeds Humility”.


Address: PO Box 410043, Kansas City, MO, 64141-0043

Phone: +1 (816) 983-6825


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