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AUG 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com A U g UST 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 What Happens Next May Save Lives Two-Way, Mass-Communication System with Live Video Access Chicago Washington D.C. Detroit Los Angeles Milwaukee Multi-media technology improves communication and can make police response more effective during an active-shooter situation or other severe emergency. For more info about Incident Command and Control, visit EM24.US, contact our Sales Department at 1-800-800-3624 or email Sales@emergency24.com. Steve Rutledge President and COO, SJR Security Consulting Services Chantilly, Va. Specifically Speaking • Security assessments • Risk management • Policy and procedures devel- opment • Critical infrastructure protec- tion • OPSEC • Security education, training & awareness • Crisis management/contin- gency planning • Security strategy and program management • Insider threat • Antiterrorism/force protection • Physical security • Investigations • Business continuity planning What vertical markets does the company specialize in? Any inter- esting projects that you can men- tion? We are currently supporting clients in the insurance industry, government contracting compa- nies, local/city governments, etc. In regard to interesting projects, we currently support a large insur- ance company with workplace violence prevention and planning. Our current efforts are centered around training the security staff, HR & legal staffs, managers and ultimately all employees on active shooter incidents. This train- ing includes awareness training centered on company employees and indicators that may be exhib- ited prior to carrying out such an event as well as reporting, etc. We also discuss the Run, Hide, Fight approach and what that means. We are also discussing the devel- opment of training for employees in the field that visit clients to address claims. There are occur- rences where employees are ver- bally accosted by clients and these verbal encounters could turn into physical confrontations. The train- ing would focus on situational awareness for employees and how to prepare to handle any incidents that occur while in the field. How did you get started in secu- rity and designing/specifying? I joined the Marine Corps in 1987 and was assigned as a part of Marine Corps Security Forces. I then received my security clearance and when I left the Marine Corps, I went to work in the intelligence community so I could maintain my clearance. I initially wanted to go into law enforcement but decided maintaining the clearance was key and I stayed in the security world. Can you talk about what new or emerging technologies you are see- ing or specifying today? I think a key emerging technol- ogy centers around social media and how you use that information to your benefit. For example, I am involved in a lot of workplace violence prevention and plan- What's your title and role at the company? As the president and chief oper- ating officer for SJR Security Con- sulting Services LLC, my role with the company is to serve as the lead subject matter expert in support of our clients. I also perform the roles of business development, market- ing, proposal development, etc. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? When conducting a security assessment for clients or when performing any duties that require any type of mitigation, we will recommend services and systems that will mitigate security risks. This can include: CCTV, intrusion detection systems (IDS), access control, and guard services. SJR provides the following ser- vices: • Workplace violence preven- tion and planning S PE aki N g see page 7

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