Cham­ber mem­bers at­tend threat train­ing

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Bay Views -

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.


Joe Saboury with the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice con­ducts train­ing in “Cit­i­zen Re­sponse to Im­mi­nent Threat” for Queen Anne’s County Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­bers.

Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann talks to Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­bers about work­place safety.

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