Pinkerton’s Threat Management Program is grounded in the science of contemporary threat management — detection, analysis, and mitigation.
We are in an era when organizations should be seriously considering what they're doing to identify threats and reduce risk. Our program is designed to help you protect your people and places to minimize the impact of potential threats. We take a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach. Additionally, our threat assessments and management program will help guide your decisions to update current policies or implement new ones and take the appropriate steps to minimize negative outcomes.
Threat Assessment and Management for Common Threats
Businesses face a wide range of potential threats, from brand infringements to fraud, harassment, extortion, and physical security threats, from both internal and external sources — and all of which can cause a lasting impact, financial loss, reputational damage, legal consequences, and safety risks.
But what if you could identify those threats before something happened? You could implement strategies to prevent or mitigate their risk and have a plan in place to respond if an incident does occur.
Pinkerton can help identify, assess, and manage threats:
- Workplace violence and harassment
- High-risk terminations
- Brand infringements
- Loss prevention
- Supply chain disruption
- Compliance and regulatory
- Trade secrets violations
Identifying threats and determining the best course of action is a crucial and proactive step in effective threat management. At Pinkerton, we tailor our approach to the unique needs of each client. Our strategies are meticulously crafted to address both internal and external risks, ensuring a thorough analysis of potential impacts on your organization's operations and financial health.
Threat Assessment and Management for Workplace Violence and Threats of Violence
Organizations are now facing new threats due to shifts in workplace dynamics, the rise of digital platforms, and evolving societal behaviors. Workplace violence is an increasing threat.
Traditional workplace violence strategies have focused on immediate response, investigations, and recovery after a workplace violence incident has occurred. At Pinkerton, we can help you assess risk to your people, places, and assets before an incident occurs.
When it comes to threats of violence, we focus on early detection, assessment, and intervention to prevent violent incidents. We emphasize the importance of a coordinated and comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that integrates security, intelligence, psychology, human resources, legal, and law enforcement expertise.
Identify: Identify threats of targeted violence toward persons, places, assets, infrastructure, or reputation, including but not limited to suspicious activity toward key personnel, stalking, threats of violence, and/or inappropriate or bizarre communications from various sources.
Assess: Examine motivations, intentions, and capabilities regarding targeted violence to determine the severity and immediacy of the threats.
Manage: Develop strategies for preventing or mitigating potential threats, as well as plans for responding to and recovering from an incident. Our team can also monitor the threat environment and conduct regular reviews of the threat management program to determine the effectiveness of assessment and management strategies.
Leading the Field in Threat Assessment and Management
Pinkerton’s Threat Management team is led by trained and certified threat assessment and management experts with decades of experience in psychology, forensics, human resources, security, and the law. Our threat managers are certified through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), and our other experts are certified and licensed as required in their fields.
Threat Assessment Objective Instruments and Tools
Our experts use structured professional judgment (SPJ) instruments and tools. Decision-making is assisted by guidelines developed to reflect the “state of the art” scientific knowledge and professional practice.
We adhere to the industry's best practices and ethical codes as recommended by leading organizations such as the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the American Psychological Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the American Bar Association.
Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
California has taken a pioneering step in enhancing workplace safety by becoming the first state in the United States to pass a law requiring organizations to implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan. Senate Bill (SB) 553 underscores the rising concern for employee safety and the pressing need to address workplace violence proactively. It's anticipated that other states will soon follow California's lead.
Implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan is no longer just an option — it's essential for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for all. This shift underscores the urgency for organizations to proactively manage potential threats and prioritize the well-being of their workforce.
Given the complexity of these requirements, knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Pinkerton Threat Assessment and Management can be valuable assets in helping you write an effective plan, comply with any regional regulations, and maintain a safe work environment.
In addition, our team can:
- Conduct threat assessments for security-assisted terminations
- Conduct compliance reviews of existing threat assessment and management (TAM) programs and workplace violence prevention (WPV) programs
- Design and build TAM/WPV programs
- Train teams on effective TAM/WPV programs
- Train teams and investigators on how to conduct protective, information-gathering interviews to get the most accurate information yield in a cooperative, rapport-based manner
The Pinkerton difference
Our comprehensive Threat Assessment and Management services are completely managed and supported by our team of experts — from Investigations, Consulting, and Protection services — who collaborate to maintain a consistent approach and message. That’s one point of contact, and that’s great news for your team. You will not have to rely on managing multiple vendors. We do it all for you. Additionally, our program gives you 24/7/365 reach back to our vigilance network with more than 170 years of experience to draw on. Our goal is to help protect your organization and provide you with peace of mind to continue to do what you do best.