Counter-terrorism is the nation's highest profile challenge
since the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks
in September 2001. The conclusion is that all sectors
of our society are at risk from terrorism. There is no
city, county or state that is immune from this threat.
Almost every community in this country has something within
its borders that is an attractive potential target for
terrorists. This reality places a particular burden on
public safety organizations. The quality of a public safety
organization's response to a terrorist attack may well
determine how many people live or die. This burden extends
beyond the traditional "first responders" to
include much broader sectors of the public safety departments
and the surrounding community, particularly hospitals,
public health clinics and other health care providers.
Our Vulnerability Assessment Service is designed to provide
public safety executives with an assessment of the current
state of preparedness for their organization. The process
examines risks, threats and preparedness in the broader
"complete response package", which crosses agencies,
departmental and organizational boundaries. In this way
duplication conflicts are avoided and scarce local resources
can be allocated to where they are needed most. This empowers
the public safety department to be the pivotal resource
for understanding and maximizing the local area and municipal
At the completion of the process, the public safety
director will receive a comprehensive report qualifying
potential threats, identifying existing risks, and categorizing
levels of preparedness. NPSS assessment teams consist
of professionals from diverse backgrounds in counter-terrorism,
social services, bio-chem and public safety. Combined
with our professionals who have extensive experience
in working with public safety departments, NPSS is uniquely
positioned to support the departments with these timely
and needed assessments.
These assessments are available for all public safety
organizations and/or agencies.
The assessments are priced in accordance with the scope
and scale of the department and based upon the number
of days and number of experts dedicated to the successful
completion of the tasks.