Two Fatally Shot and One Wounded Sunday Sept 30

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Another Workplace Active Shooter Incident

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Chris Grollnek

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Active Shooter Public Safety Video from Houston

<strong>What a great job they did with the grant money the received to make the video relating to an active shooter plan</strong>… Please continue visiting for updates at, Countermeasure Consulting Group, LLC for some serious and awesome changes heading your way within the next few weeks… Watch the video and think before viewing if you are prepared enough to act and then after viewing, ask if you are more prepared following the short video…

Share this as much as you can… Everyone should have the basic training and if you can help save someone before encountering a critical incident, please do, this free video was made for just that. Keep it going and please share the link. Remember, for more training available with free downloadable content coming soon…

Extremely important to be prepared. Wait for more videos and power points to continue to build on your level of preparedness for you and your family. Self preservation is on you, if you are waiting on the police to solve an critical incident, consider this: police respond approximately 6 to 15 minutes into an incident. Can you afford to wait? When seconds count, whats your plan?

Thank you again,

Chris Grollnek

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Wounded cop in Sikh temple shooting motions officers to keep helping victims – U.S. News

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Chris Grollnek News Interview as Active Shooter & Workplace Violence Training Expert

Chris Grollnek interviewed as expert in active shooter and workplace instructor and risk mitigation specialist. I was interviewed this week by a national newspaper (USA Today) as one of three interviews I have given as an expert in Active Shooter and Workplace Violence topics in as many days. I gave approximately 1&1/2 hour interviews on what schools can do to better educate administrators, teachers, and students for preservation of life. The training is not police or military related in action steps to take to stop a threat, to the contrary, its what to do if you get caught in that type of situation.

Preservation of life training can take over fight or flight and reaction methods can be taught and instilled. We also discussed recent events in Colorado and the Houston Public Safety Announcement released for public awareness regarding active shooter safety training. Great things are happening as one paper listed me as; “Resident of McKinney, Texas, Expert in Active Shooter Training for Civilians” was totally humbling to tell you the truth. As a retired police officer with an extensive background in active shooter training and actual experience in both police related active shooter events and one in a “civilian” capacity while on vacation with my family driving right into the middle of an active shooter event.

We discussed me making a PSA for schools and churches as well as directing one for public places. As stated earlier, one reporter found out I have real life experience in active shooting events from police and civilian experience. One while on the swat team taking fire at the front door of a residence and the other responding to an active shooter at the McKinney Police Department May 8, 2010.


I was on the swat team that responded to the shooters residence as the point man on the team not knowing what to expect after making entry thinking the home was bobby-trapped, that was a very long day… More information can be found on the response of swat at

The one that I was involved in as a civilian was when my family was on vacation in Florida last year while driving to Coco Beach Florida the day of the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral.

That day gave me the perspective as we drove right into the shooting area without knowing what was going on as it “just happened out of no where” and my instinct was to react to get my family to safety which is what we did. That incident gave me real time insight as to what civilians need to do and how to react with a trained response plan. I could have headed towards the shooter but realizing police were present, it was best to get to a place of safety for my family. I often ask others, what would you have done in that situation? The most common answer is they don’t know, so I discuss response tactics from a practical perspective that I lived through instead of the “police/swat” perspective. I just got my family away from the shooter and that was instinctive from all the training I received as a Police Officer with years of swat experience. has more information…

<strong>Having just graduated with a Masters Degree with my “capstone project” in active shooters one of the papers writing for a national publication lists me as “one of the most qualified experts in the country.” Having an education in the subject, being published in periodicals, experience teaching several courses over the years, and three active shooter events behind me I am understanding why they write these opinions, and I say that with a humble heart</strong>. I’ll post the articles when they print in the next few weeks. I have several phone interviews pending with journalist’s. If you see any publications, please let me know. As always, thank you and again and I have yet to be humbled to this degree. Here I was and am enjoying my retirement with my family and the next minute I am being interviewed. <strong>Chris Grollnek</strong>

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Thank you,

Chris Grollnek

Components of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) as it relates to Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) and COOP

Chris Grollnek of McKinney Texas serves law offices and small business HR departments with workplace violence safety training and policy implementation. These services include consulting in active shooter training and risk mitigation before, during, or after a critical incident. Can you answer the following question: What would you do to if you had information of a violent situation occurring in real time right now? Are you prepared to contact each employee and what would they do? Is there a media relations team or templatee to mitigate mis-information? Family management or a notification system for employees? Keep following this site for information and seminar dates and feel free to contact us for personal consultations.

In this blog post, CGPGMG, LLC provides a couple factors to be aware of relating to emergency management from a small business perspective. Follow us on Twitter @ChrisGrollnek

The components of the Continuity of Operations are vital to understanding BEFORE responding to an incident, during the incident, and after the incident is completed or past… The COOP is set up at separate levels between states, counties, and cities returning all the way back to the national level ensuring that essential functions can continue in the event of a critical incident or natural disaster (man made or not). This must encompass a broad approach for emergencies and the like.

Key components of a plan should include:

Essential Functions: Establishing which functions must exist is important to have a starting point not just for the planning stage but for the execution during an event.
Orders of Succession: Chain of Command during an event and who has authority for decisions if the natural person to be in charge is not…
Delegation of Authority: This is important to ensure who has the authority to be in charge of what function and when that authority ceases to exist.
Continuity Facilities: Alternate locations to operate out of for command and control assuming the primary headquarters or sub stations of control are unavailable – otherwise, a plan “B” location
Continuity Communications: Same as location but a back up communications system secure enough to operate in MORE than adverse circumstances.
Vital Records Management: Securing location during an event and being able to access information if needed for a duration of time
Human Capital: The responders and support personnel for the locations under siege… Families of these people need to be considered as well all though not typically thought of from a governments perspective… Who evacuates the families of the people doing the evacuating and assisting?
Tests, Training, and Exercises: Nothing more than training for every possible event to ensure readiness.
Development of Control and Detection: Mainly having the ability and practice to transfer authority to alternate agencies and back and forth should the situation go beyond a reasonable amount of time…
Reconstruction: Rebuilding what was affected…

The two most important for small businesses to focus on are:

1. Establishing the essential functions during an emergency – an example on a smaller scale would be during the first two to three hours of a homicide investigation, no one in an agency initiates activity alternate investigations outside of the primary investigation zone. That way the agency is available to respond and assist the homicide team should they need something or teams of support. In other words, don’t get tied up on petty things when major things are happening and understanding the difference is key.

2. Test, Training, and Exercising – the day of an event would NOT be the best time to test a plan to see if works or try and train people for something they were not remotely prepared for. Test and training usually uncovers the “bugs” within the plans.

Contact us at for examples and assistance in creating a workplace violence plan and/or policy.

Thank you for reading,


authorized by the retired Chris Grollnek

<strong><a href=””>Leading Active Shooter Prevention Consultant for non police and patrons</a></strong>

The information and forward thinning to address counter terrorism and active shooter scenarios has been part of my mental composition for over two decades. We are one of the most committed companies in keeping your employees and guests safe in all America. Having been involved in three actual live fire and real time active shooter events (two as a police officer and one as a bystander with my family present while on vacation in Florida) this team of experts puts experience into action teaching self preservation methods and prevention strategies few comprehend without the actual experience of being shot at. This translates to reduced risk and mitigated liability for your company and corporate strategy. Contact us anytime for a free consultation and let us help you be the prepared business should an event occur but more importantly, teach you and your employees how to reduce the risk exponentially through policy implementation and sound principles.

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