Shootings have been documented in all types of hospitals, including inner-city, suburban, and rural, and in facilities of all sizes. This dynamic environment and its potential for violent disruption have hospital leadership searching for solutions that will protect their staff and patients.

Objectives for the course are:

  • Identify motivators and tactics behind active shooter incidents
  • Learn how problems within society factor into active shooter incidents
  • Review statistics and characteristics regarding shooting events
  • Provide active shooter response techniques

Rich Beougher, CPP, CHPA, is the Assistant Director of Security Operations for HSS. Before joining HSS in 2004, Beougher was a police officer in Deming, New Mexico, attaining the rank of Detective Lieutenant. A U.S. Army veteran, Beougher has taught academy accredited basic and advanced law enforcement courses and has been assigned as Border Drug Interdiction Officer, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team member, and Gang/Narcotics Investigator. With 22 years of private security experience and more than 13 years of management experience in law enforcement and security, Beougher is a training instructor for HSS programs including Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®), ED-Safe, and Active Shooter, and is a Terrorism Liaison Officer with the Colorado Information Analysis Center of the State of Colorado Homeland Security.