The Critical Aggression Prevention System!
CAPS - How It Works!
Implementing The Critical Aggression Prevention System dramatically
moves an organization toward having the Safest Possible! workplace,
educational or religious environment because CAPS allows the organization
• Recognize and manage emerging aggression, allowing more timely
• Address both the Primal Aggressor and the typically missed Cognitive
This is achieved by establishing a system of observers and response team
members trained in the Center's methods for recognizing and managing
emerging aggression. Their efforts are then made more effective, efficient
and consistent through the use of a web-based software tool we call the
Meter of Emerging Aggression, or MEA, Web-based Platform.
Aggression First Observers:
Aggression First Observers (FOs) apply learned
objective indicators to recognize emerging human
The use of objective indicators avoids stereotyping of
individuals and prevents an overwhelming number of
subjective reports, which must be investigated.
AFOs typically include employees, faculty members,
frontline security personnel, residential supervisors,
facility managers, student affairs staff and other
personnel who are already in positions to observe and
Aggression Managers, typically members of threat
assessment teams and security personnel, receive and
assess reports from Aggression First Observers.
Aggression Managers objectively assess the level of
hostile intent and threat posed and decide what
action(s), if any, should be taken. The Aggression
Managers plan, coordinate and if properly trained
particpate in the initial response. Depending on the
circumstance, the Aggression Managers plan and
coordinate follow-up interventions and monitoring of the
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Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA)
The MEA Web-based Platform is used by the
Aggression Managers to record and assess measurable
indicators observed by the Aggression First Observers,
assess the level of aggression and therefore threat, and
track over time interventions and responses.
The use of the MEA Web-based Platform makes the
efforts of the Aggression Managers more effective,
efficient and consistent.