A Changing World
Events of Friday, March 15th and the tragic loss of lives has changed the way New Zealand prepares and operates mass gatherings. It also changes how we manage security around shopping malls, high rise buildings, critical infrastructure, and public spaces.
It is vital that we deploy a proportional response to ongoing threats while not presenting a siege mentality, while we must now take additional measures, the show must go on and the way we live our lives will not change.
Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror or fear, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. It is classified as fourth-generation warfare (4GW) and as a violent crime.
Fourth-generation warfare (4GW) is conflict characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians perpetrated by non-state actors. There are no front lines, no uniforms and no rules of war.
An act of terrorism or a hostile act, perpetrated by an extremist with religious or political intent, a disgruntled employee or an everyday ordinary stranger whose only apparent motive is seeking infamy and the desire to harm others as the means to do so. It matters not who commits the act, or by what means, what matters is how you prepare and respond.
The shift away from highly trained operatives executing complex logistical plans to simpler formats is disturbing. To execute a plan that uses smaller vehicles and improvised hand-held weapons or simply firearms and fire, places it firmly within the reach of any person wishing to impact our way of life be they foreign or domestic.
Often these perpetrators do not raise any of the traditional red flags, have no electronic footprint and have not come to the notice of authorities, making then all but impossible to detect.
It is the world we live in, it will not stop and it will continue to evolve, the shape and form it presents itself in only limited by the perpetrators imagination.
Operational safety and security are of paramount concern particularly if you operate in high density crowded spaces or from critical high profile infrastructure. Training, assessing and responding appropriately to this threat saves lives.
Section 646 works with you to address and mitigate the threat of terrorism.
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They include local and central government, festivals and events, shopping malls, high rise buildings, public spaces, critical infrastructure and individuals wishing to expand their knowledge.