The Threat of Domestic Terrorism in the Workplace

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Sponsored by Dataminr, Everbridge, Evolv Technology, Exacq Technologies, HID, Honeywell, Navigate360, Omnilert, Salient Systems, SDS, and Winsted
Presented by Jim Sawyer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review some of the steps security leaders can take to reduce and mitigate the threat of domestic terrorism within their organizations.
  2. Describe the scope of the growing threat of domestic terrorism and extremist groups as it relates to the workplace.
  3. Implement key staff training programs that sensitize, enlighten and build awareness about the risk and the problem.
  4. Compare best practices on “hard targeting” your facility to eliminate the “soft target” designation.


Training may qualify for related continuing education for recertification activity through NICET. Students may claim one (1) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point per hour of instruction towards their NICET recertification requirement for any sessions that expand their knowledge of the subject matter pertaining to the certifications they hold.
Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit or CPEs toward ASIS re-certification.
This test is no longer available for credit

The threat and growing reality of domestic terrorism has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as the United States’ greatest domestic threat and challenge. The surge in extremist groups in the United States cannot be minimized and pose a risk to enterprises and security leaders across all sectors. Many types of enterprises and organizations, including hospitals, campuses, and pharmaceutical facilities, for example, are recognized by security planners as “soft targets” and readily vulnerable to a domestic terrorist attack. Security leaders need to accept and act on this reality and take measured and thoughtful steps to mitigate the risk and train staff about the growing likelihood of such violent incidents in their facilities and workplaces.

Jim Sawyer is Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital, a position that he has held since 1975. He is a crime prevention instructor, and has been recognized by the Washington State Crime Prevention Association as Non Law Enforcement Program of the Year, President’s Award for Crime Prevention Education, Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year, Non Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Business of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award of the Year.


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Originally published in October 2021