Joe has nearly 30-years of law enforcement experience with city and county policing agencies. After the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Joe was moved to create an "Active Threat" training program for citizens. Over the years, hundreds of people from dozens of private and government entities have received his training. These entities include schools, business and governmental agencies such as Multnomah County and Mt. Hood Community College.
He offers 1-on-1 or group training along with customizable training plans. Typical trainings may include "Active Threat Response" with the "Run Hide Fight" model, or Confrontational Simulations. In the Active Threat training, numerous points are covered such as "cover versus concealment", choosing when to run, hide or fight, developing the proper mindset, physical conditioning, the choice of carrying a weapon or not, "friendly fire" concerns, the 911 response and more.
Joe was one of many First Responders that responded to an active shooter at Reynold's High School in 2014. While in route, Joe recognized that he was experiencing "auditory exclusion"; the loud wail of his siren became muted by his own body's stress response. Recognizing this, Joe realized the need to initiate "combat breathing" (a series of deep, controlled breaths) to counter the effects of stress on his body. Joe has many personal stories like this, that spotlight the need for training.
Joe has recently developed a training that offers insight on strategies and methods to avoid being a victim. This class touches on a broad number of topics such as:
- Home Safety
- Personal Safety
- Travel Safety
- Active Threat Response
- Recognizing Fraud and Scams
- Cyber Safety
- Mental & Physical Preparedness
Contact Joe and we can discuss your training needs!