History has shown that even the most benign appearing threat must be considered potentially dangerous. Past experience has demonstrated that when these situations are not given the appropriate attention, tragedy can strike. The 5280 Group has a Licensed Psychologist on staff and when necessary, he will be added to your response team. This experienced licensed clinician is able to construct a profile of the person in question and evaluate their potential to act. Combined with our Investigative Services, 5280 can help you understand and plan for the threat. Our “connected services” can provide valuable information from the field to your threat assessment team via your Venue and Artist Specialists. This same system also allows for the quick integration of the developed plan and provides the best environment for ongoing communication. When the 5280 Group is evaluating a threat of physical harm, we want all the information with clear and complete perspectives. We believe in a proactive approach to these situations and our personnel are always vigilant for potential risk.
Collecting and maintain data related to potential threats is generally not something managers or office staff have experience with. It is often difficult to decide what is important and what is not. We have a Forensic Psychology specialist that can assess all incoming communication and advise on the criminal process related to different threats. The 5280 Group can create an online archival system for your organization that allows staff to catalog everything related to threats or suspicious persons. Knowledge is power in this type of situation and the more organized the information the more useful it is. The online component allows member of the 5280 Threat Assessment Team to monitor daily, new information and be proactive in the response.
The 5280 Group can also provide training seminars for managers, administrative staff and touring personnel in understanding and dealing with potential “stalkers”. The way members of your organization interact with these individuals has a definite effect in the escalation or de-escalation of their behavior. It is not uncommon for a threat assessment case to come to 5280 where someone in the chain of communication has made matters worse through their involvement. It is paramount to a successful resolution that your staff has some base of understanding to operate from in these situations. Our Threat Assessment Team can design a workshop to meet your staff’s specific needs. This can be from an awareness level course to a more in depth understanding of the psychological issues at play. Our courses are designed taking into account the learning style of adults and presents the material in an engaging environment.