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Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Risk Management


CIS consultants assist clients worldwide in managing risks of workplace aggression and active shooter violence.

For organizations primarily concerned about violence originating from current and former employees, CIS provides a range of services focused on workplace violence prevention and intervention. In other situations, where the primary threat concerns are outsider adversaries (e.g., terrorists, etc.), our activities often focus on facility security design and emergency preparation.

And to address the needs of organizations seeking a comprehensive solution for managing workplace violence risk, CIS developed the Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ as an integrated and multi-layered strategy for protection against targeted violence.

Although the risk management principles underlying our methodology are universal, the solutions provided by our team are always customized to address the unique priorities and operational concerns of our clients.  

Our services for managing risks of workplace violence include:

Workplace Violence Prevention Planning

Our experts assist clients in developing Workplace Violence Prevention programs which reduce risk of violence while attending important matters essential for business success.

Workplace Violence Threat Assessment

CIS provides expert assistance to employers in assessing potential threat situations and navigating complex and sensitive decisions essential to managing risks of violence.

Workplace Violence Awareness & Active Shooter Response Training for Employees

Our subject experts have instructed thousands of client employees in workplace threat awareness and response to active shooter violence through private training sessions.

Active Shooter Security & Emergency Readiness Assessment

Our security consultants are recognized worldwide for their expertise in assessing and improving physical security and facility preparedness for acts of armed violence.

Executive Protection

Over the past three decades, CIS executive protection specialists have ensured the safety of hundreds of protectees including corporate executives, attorneys, wealthy families, celebrities, media personalities, politicians, presidential candidates, and civil rights leaders.

Protective Surveillance

Our investigators assist employers in monitoring the behavior of stalkers and menacing employees during the dangerous and uncertain period following hostile terminations.

Active Shooter Security Consultant Services

The Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™

An integrated solution for managing risks of active shooter violence in corporate environments

After years of assisting clients in improving their readiness for active shooter violence, CIS launched the Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ in 2015 as a comprehensive strategy for protection against mass homicide in workplace settings.

The Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ is an integrated  workplace violence risk management program employing a multi-layered approach for controlling risks of violence by reducing both the Probability and Criticality of attack events. Some of the principal elements of the Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ include:

    • Development of a Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Framework
    • Design & Implementation of a Corporate Threat Assessment Program
    • Performance-Based Physical Security Design with Focus on Active Shooter Threats
    • Emergency Response Planning & Infrastructure Design
    • Employee Training in Threat Awareness & Active Shooter Response

Managing Risks of Workplace Violence: Our Experience & Accomlishments

    • Our experts possess over 25 years of experience in assessing workplace threats and successfully assisting business leaders in navigating potentially dangerous situations.

Our Workplace Violence Risk Management Consultants


K.C. Poulin, cATO, CPS

President & CEO

KC is an expert on community-based public safety, crime prevention, security officer operations, and managing risks of predatory aggression (e.g., workplace violence, stalking, etc.). KC is the lead architect of our community-based security and public safety programs and is co-author of two criminal justice textbooks. KC is a veteran expert witness and has provided decisive testimony in multiple premises liability cases.


Craig Gundry, PSP, cATO, CPS

VP, Special Projects

Craig is the Vice President of Special Projects for Critical Intervention Services and consultant with over 30-years of specialized focus on designing security programs for protection against acts of terrorism and mass violence. In addition, Craig is an expert witness and columnist for Workplace Violence Today magazine. As an instructor, Craig has trained over 5,000 security professionals globally in advanced security topics.


Patricia Schmitt, CPP

Security Consultant

Patty is CIS security consultant with more than three decades of expertise and experience in the security management community. During the span of her career, Patty has assisted a wide range of organizations in matters including risk and vulnerability assessment and developing strategies for improving the overall performance of existing security programs.

Facility Preparation & The Active Shooter Webinar Video

The following webinar was hosted by Critical Intervention Services and Workplace Violence Today focusing on facility design, physical security planning, and emergency infrastructure preparation for active shooter violence. Click the play button to view the video.

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