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DCS Safety & Risk Mitigation. Where protection starts with people.

Our Services

If your organization fell victim to a number of different emergencies, would you know what to do? Defense Consulting Services provides a variety of services to identify threats, implement a plan, and prepare for the unknown.

Active Shooter Response Training or Workplace Violence Prevention

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Training increases the employees’ situational awareness and helps aid in response to any emergency, specifically an Active Shooter. This training is available in-person, as a class, or as online e-learning.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP) & Policy and Procedure (SOP)

Employee training, combined with Drills and Rehearsals, aid in protecting the employees, however the EAP and Policy and Procedure protect the Company. It is important to have comprehensive documents (procedures) in place to limit liability, to ensure there is a document that employees can refer to for proper responses, and to specifically outline different responses to different emergencies.

Business Continuity Planning & Crisis Management

Making the strategic decisions necessary to improve your competitive advantage and stay in business is challenging. DCS will teach and guide your company to gather, assess, and synthesize external environmental information to help your company navigate this process. Our clients will gain knowledge and a complete understanding regarding best available risk management strategies regarding this topic, including avoidance, mitigation, and acceptance.

Tabletop Exercises

Tabletop exercises help organizations outline the steps they might take during a particular crisis. By discussing the scenario in a safe environment in advance, your internal ICS (incident command system) and risk experts can identify flaws or gaps in the organization’s response and make adjustments. Tabletop exercises will find missing links in the chain-of-command, ensure documentation of the response plan, identify gaps in the recovery process, and identify gaps in the training process.

Drills & Rehearsals

We must condition our minds and bodies for a stress response, otherwise they won’t respond properly. Mitigating the greatest loss of life is the main goal in any Active Shooter Incident or other emergency response. Drills and Rehearsals are a vital aspect of the overall training.

Vulnerability Assessment & Gap Analysis

Performing this assessment allows us to find gaps in processes and to honestly assess your overall Physical Security, IT Security, Employee Security, Risk, Vulnerabilities, and much more.

Learn From The Best

Ryan T. Searles, develops customized curriculum on topics ranging from Workplace Violence Prevention, Active Shooter Response Training, self-defense, OSHA, CPR, weapons, and tactics. He possesses a comprehensive background in complex problem-solving and relationship building derived from conducting domestic and global operations across five continents. Mr. Searles has managed enterprise wide risk management programs to protect life and safety, critical infrastructure, as well as high-value property and equipment.

Mr. Searles conducts Corporate Training, Vulnerability, Threat & Risk Assessments, Tabletop Exercises, Specialized Active Shooter Response Training, and Policy and Procedure writing, which he has done for numerous Fortune 100 companies, hospitals, schools, and other organizations. With more than 17 years of professional experience in security, force protection, and risk management for multiple-jurisdictional responses at local, state, regional, and national levels, Mr. Searles is certified through Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) as a Medical Instructor, Civilian Active Shooter Response Instructor, and Law Enforcement Response Instructor to Active Shooter Emergencies.

A recipient of multiple Purple Hearts and service-related accommodations, Mr. Searles understands the sacrifices required to ensure our nation’s freedom. While serving in the U.S. Army, he also received several medals for outstanding performance and professionalism.

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