Active Shooter Threat Recognition (ASTR)
Active Shooter incidents in places of employment are almost always the result of unaddressed workplace violence issues.  FBI research reveals that close to 100% of Active Shooter Incidents in the workplace are perpetrated by former or current employees and an NYPD study echoed this conclusion and stressed the importance of prevention, urging employers to encourage prompt reporting of potentially violent employees.  In another study, the US Secret Service identified a number of actions, behaviors, personality traits, stressors and triggers exhibited by Active Shooters and perpetrators of acts of mass violence that may be helpful in identifying potential threats. GSG has used this combined data as well as materials from other law enforcement sources to develop a comprehensive program designed to help employers prevent acts of violence by teaching them to recognize risk factors and other warning signs common to violent actors. GSG has created a comprehensive 50 (+) point Threat Assessment Checklist to help supervisors, managers and HR personnel in this process.


The ASTR program covers the following topics: 

    • Behaviors Associated with Violence
    • Creating a Zero Tolerance Violence Policy
    • Identifying Grievances (Real or Imagined)
    • Fixations
    • Recognizing Mental Health Issues
    • Anger Management Issues
    • Aggressive Narcissism
    • Assessing Employee Communications
    • Contacts with Law Enforcement
    • Intervention Strategies
    • Fascination with Weapons
    • Fascination with Violent Incidents
    • Stressors / Triggers
    • Recognizing Concerning Behavior
    • Documentation Procedures
    • Importance of Monitoring Social Media
    • Domestic Violence in the Workplace
    • Using the Assessment Checklist
    • Early Law Enforcement Involvement
    • Limitations of Law Enforcement & the CJS
    • Use of Surveillance Cameras
    • The Importance of Access Control
    • Awareness Training
    • Use of Private Security

Please contact us at (212) 285-2400 or for more information.