(1 Corinthians 3:16)

Doc AD Vizemint Ministries

Know ye not that ye are the temple of GOD, and the Spirit of GOD dwelleth in you.

FBI 2014 Crime Crime in the United States: There were an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes (murder and non-negligent homicides, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults) reported by law enforcement. Aggravated assaults accounted for 63.6 percent of the violent crimes reported, while robberies accounted for 28.0 percent, rape 7.2 percent, and murders 1.2 percent.There were an estimated 8,277,829 property crimes (burglaries, larceny-thefts, and motor vehicle thefts) reported by law enforcement. Financial losses suffered by victims of these crimes were calculated at approximately $14.3 billion. Larceny-theft accounted for 70.8 percent of all property crimes reported, burglary for 20.9 percent, and motor vehicle theft for 8.3 percent. Police made an estimated 11,205,833 arrests during 2014—498,666 for violent crimes, and 1,553,980 for property crimes. More than 73 percent of those arrested during 2014 were male. The highest number of arrests was for drug abuse violations (1,561,231), followed by larceny-theft (1,238,190) and driving under the influence (1,117,852).

Workplace Violence Prevention

JD is constantly researching incidents of workplace violence and has compiled enough data to psychologically profile someone who is more likely to commit a potential act of violence. Any one or combination of the following signs should be reason for concern. In the workplace violence prevention program, you will learn the red flags that at-risk students and employees exhibit and know how to best educate and inform front-line employees, managers and supervisors. When you recognize what methods to use, you will create an observant and security-conscious company culture.

You Learn How To:

  • Identify resources to reduce workplace risks.
  • Conduct an overview of workplace hazards.
  • Develop a policy plan to reflect company culture.
  • Screen potential employees.
  • Decipher the best high and low-tech options.
  • Secure the worksite premises.
  • Incorporate non-violent means of de-escalating violence.
  • Respond to crises, including rape and domestic violence.
  • Identify the signals and characteristics of potential offenders.
  • Intervene to assist overly stressed employees.

Top 10 Workplace Violence Red Flags by JD Sippio(please understand that there are "Hybrids" among us that show very little signs)

  1. Unreasonable: They constantly make slighting references to others. They are never happy with what is going on. They are consistently unreasonable.
  2. Controlling: They consider themselves as being superior. They feel a need to constantly force their opinion on others. They have a compulsive need to control others.
  3. Paranoid: They think other employees are out to get them. They think there is a conspiracy to all functions of society. They are essentially paranoid.
  4. Power Freaks: They may own firearms and have interests in military, law enforcement or underground military groups.
  5. Irresponsible: They don’t take responsibility for any of their behaviors or faults or mistakes, it is always someone else’s fault.
  6. Litigious: They may take legal action against the company, constantly filing one grievance after another. They blow everything out of proportion.
  7. Angry: They have many hate and anger issues on and off the job, whether it is with co-workers, family, friends, or the government.
  8. Violent: They applaud certain violent acts portrayed in the media such as racial incidences, domestic violence, shooting sprees, executions, etc. They may have had trouble with the law, even just a minor incident.
  9. Vindictive: They make statements like “he will get his” or “what comes around goes around” or ” one of these days I’ll have my say”.
  10. Odd: They very well can be good at what they do, paying attention to the details, but lack people skills. Their presence makes others feel uneasy.

Sometimes a combination of these traits including job loss is enough to lead to workplace violence. Further studies show that in addition to these traits, in days or weeks prior to a violent act, certain significant emotional events will push the employee over the edge (Triggers).

About the Author:

JD Sippio, of Texas Security Examiners LLC and Doc AD Vizemint Ministries is committed to informing, educating, and empowering communities. He requires his audiences to become confident and capable of mitigating the occurrences of violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds. His "KEEPING IT REAL" . style is sought after by the masses. JD's direct scenarios give audiences the courage to stay safe in a physical and digital world. JD Sippio, direct, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment's notice on breaking news. We're a not for profit institution that believes that safety education shouldn't be kept from the public because of cost.

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