Risk Management

Deadly Weapons Protection Program

CharterSAFE provides all members who participate in the liability-property package coverages with a Deadly Weapons Protection Insurance Policy, which ensures that critical resources will be available in a timely way to help manage the aftermath of a critical incident, such as a shooting. These resources are provided by CrisisRisk, the event responder attached to the Beazley Deadly Weapons Protection Policy. CrisisRisk is a crisis & consequence management firm, founded by individuals with decades of unrivaled crisis management experience in the public and private sectors and have handled hundreds of crises, including some of the largest in the nation.  

CrisisRisk is available 24 x 7 at (860) 677-3790

Please make sure everyone on your admin team who needs this number is provided with the information.

Download CrisisRisk One Sheet

Sue Bedard

Karen Bianchini, ARM 

Managing Director, Risk Management

Phone & Fax: 916.880.3460


Kim Alonzo, ARM-P, CSRM, RMP, CEAS

Senior Manager, Risk Management

Phone & Fax: 818.394.6532


 Before an Incident Occurs

Introductory Video


Monthly Violence Protection webinars on emerging threats, mitigation strategies, and response protocols are hosted by Beazley and CrisisRisk.

Training Videos

Critical Incident Response Training: Every employee needs to know what to do if an armed assailant threatens their environment. They also need to know about their physical environment before something happens. This training provides important guidance that you can share with your employees. Please note, this training is geared toward individuals who are not responsible for leading others to safety. It instructs each individual on how they can be their own first responder when faced with an event involving a deadly weapon.

Behavioral Risk: Awareness Training: Part 1 touches on the types of workplace violence involving deadly weapons, stressors that contribute to violence, and the role the workplace environment plays in an individual’s trajectory toward violence. Part 2 focuses on behaviors that range from high-risk behaviors to those that are concerning – much less dramatic. All of these behaviors, if detected, afford an opportunity for prevention. It is our hope that your employees will become empowered by this training, as workplace safety is a responsibility we all share.

Webinar invitations are sent by Beazley. If you are not receiving webinar invites or would like to access the training videos described above, please contact Kim Alonzo at kalonzo@chartersafe.org

 Incident May Be Imminent

CharterSAFE Members may contact CrisisRisk at any time there is a concern about an individual who may be on a path to violence or is exhibiting behaviors of concern.

If it is believed the threat is imminent, call 9-1-1 before calling CrisisRisk

 After an Incident Occurs


Tell the person who answers that this is an EMERGENCY.

Immediate Crisis Response services typically provided during the first hours following an event involving a deadly weapon may include:

  • 24 x 7 Assistance
  • Victim Support & Coordination
  • Communication & Decision-Making Support
  • Investigation & Legal Support
  • Law Enforcement Coordination
  • Memorialization
  • Preservation of Evidence
  • Psychological & First Aid for Stakeholders
  • Reputation & Brand Protection
  • Social Media & Intelligence Monitoring
  • Security Enhancements
  • Family Assistance (Travel/ Funerals)

 Common Crisis Errors & Traps

Do not speak to the media – you will have time to respond once we have established and trained spokespersons and created messaging. If a reporter is persistent, refer them to law enforcement. Do not speculate. Do not issue a press release. Do not hold a press conference. CrisisRisk will provide you with specific guidance on any potential communications with the media and/or stakeholders.

Law enforcement will have specific objectives and will be initially in control of your facility and access. Understanding when you will regain access control is needed. Don’t turn over any surveillance video or documents prior to speaking with your legal counsel. Preserve all video immediately. Never turn over the originals. Never turn over any physical computers, cell phones, etc. before speaking with your legal counsel. Inform law enforcement that you will cooperate but need to speak with legal counsel first. CrisisRisk will provide you with further guidance related to the preservation of records, personnel files, video recordings, etc.

Be sure to document who was present at the time of the event (both internal and external) to determine what people know, what they saw, what they need, and who was actually there. Often, individuals will come forward claiming they were present at the time of the event when they were not. Some will go so far as to make a financial claim for damages.

DO NOT delay contacting the 24x7 number following an event involving a deadly weapon. Time is not on your side.

Deadly Weapons Protection Webinar (Members Only)

Presented on Wednesday, August 30, 2023  

Watch the recording of the webinar to learn about the Deadly Weapons Protection Program and the resources available to your school before & after a crisis occurs.