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Political Violence & Deadly Weapons Protection

If an institution gets things wrong, the liability on the owners and management for a non-staff member harmed in a deadly weapon attack can be significant. Beazley has created a range of carefully designed services that help reduce the risk of an event happening while helping institutions respond as effectively as possible should one take place. 

What we offer

One of the most difficult risks to defend against is the incursion of armed assailants intent on inflicting harm. Although shootings are all too often in the headlines, recent experience reminds us that devastation can also be wrought using seemingly everyday items. Our Deadly Weapons Protection product includes three core pillars:

How can we help

In the modern world, threats come from many sources. One of the most difficult to defend against is the incursion of armed assailants intent on inflicting harm.

Although shootings are all too often in the headlines, recent experience reminds us that devastation can also be wrought using seemingly everyday items such as knives and road vehicles. 

The Beazley Difference

BEING BOLD

Freedom lies in being bold. We dare to be different and seek bold possibilities to create more innovative, fair and satisfying outcomes for our clients, brokers and employees. From insuring the highest building in the world, to the first commercial lunar vehicle to operate on the moon - we boldly go where others won’t.

STRIVING FOR BETTER

Good is a start, but we go all-out for better.  A driven community of individuals relentlessly push the needle and creating value. From launching the market’s first dedicated ESG syndicate to the establishment of our business unit focusing on designing digital insurance solutions, we pride ourselves on always going above and beyond.  Simply put, at  Beazley we go to 11.  

DOING THE RIGHT THING

Acting with integrity in a straightforward, decent way is instinctive. Open and honest with others, we show respect and empathy however challenging the situation – demonstrated by our multi-award winning claims team.  Doing the right thing makes for a fair-minded, rewarding environment and makes work and life better for all.

Examples or Scenarios

  • A shooting occurred in the vicinity of a school’s football stadium while a game was in progress. Although those involved in the shooting were not connected to the school there was still potential for it to have affected the school and the community given where the incident occurred. Within hours of the attack Beazley had arranged a face to face and telephone based counselling service to be accessed by the schools that may have had students impacted. Additionally, it immediately arranged social media monitoring that helped the District assess the community sentiments about what had happened. 
  • A deadly shooting occurred at a ticketed event held in a popular sports venue after an argument broke out. The venue was near capacity when the perpetrator brandished the firearm and shot into the crowd. On hearing gunshots patrons fled to the exits. Some sustained soft tissue injuries as a result of the panic triggered by the gunshots. Our service provider was on site within hours of the event to support the insured in the immediate aftermath and to help reach out to witnesses and victims. They arranged counseling and bereavement services for those who witnessed the attack. Moreover they monitored social media to assess the impact on the wider community.  
  • The incident occurred in the campus parking lot adjacent to the school's football stadium while a game was in progress. Two adults were shot. Still subject to investigation, it is suspected that the shootings were gang related. Although those directly involved with this shooting are not understood to be connected with the school, the impact on the school and local community of such an incident can be profound.

The School District of Palm Beach County had the foresight to take out Beazley's Deadly Weapons Protection policy. Within hours of the attack we had arranged a face to face and telephone based counseling service to be accessed by the schools that may have had students impacted.   Additionally, they immediately arranged social media monitoring that helped the District assess the community sentiments about what had happened.

Your Beazley Team

Lucy Straker

Lucy Straker

Focus Group Leader - Political Violence & Deadly Weapons Protection

SC, USA

+1 (770) 351 1718

Email Lucy

Justin Peterson

Justin Peterson

Underwriter - Deadly Weapons Protection

Atlanta, GA, USA

+1 (770) 351-1770

Email Justin

Kyle Rolf

Kyle Rolf

Underwriter - Deadly Weapons Protection

Los Angeles, CA, USA

+1 (213) 228-7735

Email Kyle

Zac Vacek

Zac Vacek

Underwriter - Deadly Weapons Protection

Texas, US

+1 (972) 419 8016

Email Zac

Annabel Everard

Annabel Everard

Product Lead - Terrorism, Political Violence & Deadly Weapons Protection

FL, USA

+1 (212) 801 7113

Email Annabel

Andrea Herrera

Andrea Herrera

Underwriter - Terrorism

FL, USA

(786) 843-3222

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Alex Hill

Alex Hill

Claims Focus Group Leader - Political and Terrorism

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7674 7326

Email Alex