A key element of addressing today’s threat environment is emulating practices that have had success.
“Lessons Learned – Evidence Based – Effective Collaboration”
It is important to incorporate a plan that is holistic, one that spans the requirements of the authority, and one that will be effective operationally, and that can be supported financially. Keeping a safe and secure environment for the traveling public and air cargo supply chain with a program that has a direct effect on terrorism, other criminal activity, and includes an inclusive approach to crisis management is essential. We recognize this is a broad and complex concept. Policing and security deterrence and enforcement activity only one aspect of a successful prevention
- Change the mindset in the environment and community about the current threat. Instill the requirements to mitigate such threat, build trust and confidence between the various parties, ensure evidence based practices are used as solutions, and actively use and visit operational procedures that are proven to mitigate threats, prepare employees, tenants and the public;
- Engage the active personnel, both internally within the environment and externally in the identified community; and
- Provide effective communication, continuity, and collaboration throughout the environment and in the community, provide better awareness with real-time information and exchange of intelligence is imperative, and excel in prevention and crisis management.
The responsibility for the prevention of terrorist acts needs to be shared across multi-agencies, and it requires the active assistance of the airport’s environment “airport community”.
A preventative strategy incorporates a strong emphasis on intelligence and problem solving responses with the goal of providing sustainable solutions.
Partnerships, both internally and externally, play an important part of effective public safety. The requirements and priorities need to be identified; the engagement of stakeholder agencies and businesses will need to be included to identify suitable and innovative responses.