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Run, Hide, Tell - Government Advice on Staying Safe

Security Drivers International Ltd News and PR from Security Drivers International Ltd - Published 02 March 2016 Run, Hide, Tell - This is the key message of a new, government issued, advice video on staying safe in a firearms or weapon attack.
Run, Hide, Tell - This is the key message of a new, government issued, advice video on staying safe in a firearms or weapon attack.

It is a clear response to recent attacks and whilst it contains broadly common sense advice, there are some useful nuggets which we commend to our clients.

Exercises and training can be a good way to explore the unthinkable, because, what may be unthinkable to most is no longer unthinkable to many!

However a dilemma for those in the field of preventing crime is

"When does educating about the prevention of crime become a training tool for the criminal?"
If the government tells you where to hide, the criminals will know where to look!

Countering the countermeasures, becomes part of the sword play of prevention. In this game of smoke and mirrors, (if that does not mix too many metaphors), it can also be difficult to find specific good advice. Why is that? In a word, liability.

If someone advises a course which then results in your loss, it can be argued that the advice has failed, the criminal has countered it, or it has not been appropriate. Thus most will avoid offering direct advice.

How do you get around this issue of liability?
This problem can be avoided by offering advice on 'principles' rather than products. In other words it may be safe to advise you to fit locks. That is not the same as advising where to fit them or the specific make or manufacturer.

It is therefore ironic that it can be the law which causes the opportunities that threaten the well-meaning defender, whilst protecting the not so well-meaning offender.
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When does educating about the prevention of crime become a training tool for the criminal?

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