What actions should you take when intruders show up after work hours?
Watch this training video from Distributed Security for tips on how to deal with intruders.
Surprised by a suspicious individual in his building after work hours, the student confronts the suspect with clear verbal commands, recognizes his dangerous proximity and retreats back through the door into his office to buy time and create distance while he tests for compliance to his verbal commands. When the suspect does not stop, the student presents his weapon and renews his commands. As the suspect shows his hands and retreats, the student follows him and maintains continuous visual contact until the suspect exits the building. His actions are decisive and aggressive. He does not overreact and shoot unnecessarily, but he minimizes his exposure to the approaching suspect until he takes control of the situation – and does not relinquish it – through presenting his weapon and continuing to give clear verbal commands.
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