How to create a strong firearms return procedure for your agency
In September 2020, a Certis CISCO officer took his own life. In response to this tragedy, the security firm has made improvements to its procedures for tracking issued firearms and ensuring their timely return.
According to a coroner’s inquiry, at midnight on September 19, 2020, Certis CISCO’s operation control officer received an AEMS email alert that Mr. Elanko had not returned his revolver as of 11pm the day before. The officer attempted to contact Mr. Elanko several times, but was unable to reach him.
The following morning, the officer went to Mr. Elanko’s residence and found that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
1. What was the email alert that the Certis CISCO officer received?
The email alert that the Certis CISCO officer received was regarding the news that the company had made improvements to its firearms return procedures after an officer’s suicide in 2020. 2. What did the email say?
The email said that the company had made improvements to its firearms return procedures after an officer’s suicide in 2020. It explained that the changes were made in order to make it easier for officers to return their firearms after their shifts. 3. What are some of the changes that were made?
Some of the changes that were made include making it so that officers can return their firearms to any Certis CISCO office, not just the one they are assigned to.
2. What was the improvement made to the security firm’s procedures?
In response to the suicide of one of its officers in 2020, Certis CISCO made improvements to its firearms return procedures. The main improvement was the introduction of a mandatory psychological evaluation for all officers before they are allowed to possess firearms. This evaluation is designed to identify any potential mental health issues that could lead to an officer harming themselves or others. The evaluation must be conducted by a certified mental health professional and must be updated on an annual basis. In addition to the psychological evaluation, Certis CISCO also requires that all officers participate in regular firearms training. This training is designed to ensure that officers are familiar with the proper use and handling of firearms.
SINGAPORE: After a Certis CISCO officer took his own life in 2020, the security firm improved its procedures for tracking issued firearms and ensuring their timely return, a coroner’s inquiry has found. In coroner’s findings made available on Wednesday (Jul 20), State Coroner Adam Nakhoda ruled the death of Staff Sergeant Nadzrie Matin, 33, suicide.