Chamber members attend threat training seminar
CHESTER — Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann and Chief Analyst Joe Saboury provided a response to a critical incident seminar Oct. 17 for Chamber of Commerce members. Topics of the presentation included possible changes in behavior, actions which may lead an individual to carry out an attack, and safety in the workplace.
“It’s important for workplaces to have this training. As we’ve seen nationwide, and here in Maryland, an active assailant attack can happen anywhere and at any time” Hofmann said. “With this training, the residents of Queen Anne’s County may be better prepared in case an attack were to occur.”
Over the last few months, our office has trained over 1,000 community members on how to respond to an active assailant attack, he said.
“We expect that number to only grow as these types of threats seem to become more prevalent,” he added. “Day cares, churches, doctor’s offices, schools and places of business should be aware of best practices to respond to an active assailant attack. The safety and preservation of our community members and families through response training are paramount in today’s society.”
Interested businesses or community groups can contact the sheriff’s office at 410-758-0770 to arange a presentation.
Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann talks to Chamber of Commerce members about workplace safety.