Vaughn Baker: Watch out for these four “red flags” of workplace violence

Employers can avoid a crisis by becoming observant of their workers’ behavior.

Workplace violence rarely springs out of nowhere. Strategos President Vaughn Baker describes four “red flag” behaviors that should get the attention of employers, educators and others with oversight over people who may become volatile. By learning to observe these behaviors, you can stop workplace violence before it starts.


Vaughn Baker is the president of Strategos International. He has 20 years of experience in law enforcement including patrol, investigation, SWAT and special operations. He has trained thousands of school, health care, government, law enforcement and military personnel. Vaughn has also developed specialized intruder response curriculum for schools and churches. He has created some of the nation’s leading training on behavior pattern recognition. Vaughn is also the author of The Church Security Handbook.

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