Surviving the Active Lethal Threat Event | 3 hours 

2021 just recorded the highest number of mass shootings in American history and the recorded trends are clearly demonstrating that these types of Active Lethal Threat events are not going away anytime soon.  Although no one wants to believe this type of situation could happen to them the reality is that these types of incidents are occurring in all walks of life and many victims are dying or being seriously injured because their employers had no response plan or training in place to prepare for such an event.

In this session, Jesus will cover why lockdowns are a must-have plan in our nation's workplaces and cover L.E.A.S.T. training, Lockdown, Evacuation, and Survival Tactics, which he developed and now teaches to schools, businesses, and government entities all over the United States.  L.E.A.S.T. is an empirically based training that teaches employees the 9 proven tactics that may increase your chances for survival should an active lethal threat event occur in your workplace or anywhere else you might happen to be as many of the recent shootings have occurred during concerts, festivals, grocery stores, and retail locations.  The tactics presented including Lockdown will be Duck Cover Assess and Move, Running, Evacuation, the Power of your Voice, Hiding, Playing dead, Crawling, and Fighting.

Situational Awareness: Personal Safety is Thinking at the Speed of Life! | 2 hours

Everyday stressors have increased exponentially over the past year. National and global events have created a landscape of personal uncertainty and unrest. Now more than ever, practicing observational skills is a crucial method to ensure not only safety in the workplace but in all public and personal spaces.

One of the biggest challenges any person faces is learning how and why to trust their own gut feelings when they sense an imminent threat or proxemic danger.  This training will teach you how to use the C.L.E.A.R. system of awareness, to be more aware of your surroundings while interacting with those around you, and realize when it is time to implement a plan of action and mitigate the risk of an assault. 

 About the Speaker: 

Jesus M. Villahermosa, Jr. was a deputy sheriff with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department from 1981 until he retired in 2014 after 33 years of dedicated service. He was a Sergeant for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department serving in the Patrol Division in the Peninsula Detachment after serving as the Supervisor of the Court Security Division of the County/City Building for four years where he coordinated and supervised the security for high profile criminal and civil cases. Jesus also served 15 months as the Director of Campus Safety at Pacific Lutheran University in a contract partnership where he worked all security aspects related to staff and student safety at the University. He was the first certified Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for law enforcement personnel in the state of Washington, was also a Firearm’s Instructor and was a certified Active Shooter Instructor for law enforcement personnel. He was on the Pierce County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Team from 1983 to 2013 where he served as the point man on the Entry Team. As a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, Jesus participated in dozens of trainings related to terrorism prevention and response as well as in hostage rescue and has put that training into action during actual high-risk situations while under fire.

In 1986, Jesus began his own consulting business and since 1988, he has primarily focused specifically on the issues of school related and workplace violence. He has taught over 850,000 professionals and students across the United States and in Canada about issues regarding gangs, youth violence, workplace violence, verbal diffusing skills, use of force, rape and assault prevention and school and workplace safety issues such as surviving the active lethal threat with response planning, lockdown training and school bus safety issues.
Jesus has been the featured keynote speaker at numerous national educational and professional conferences and has testified as a school safety, threat assessment and use of force expert in various trials both in the criminal and civil arenas and is highly effective in courtroom testimony.
Jesus is considered one of this country’s foremost experts in the subject of surviving an active lethal threat event and consults frequently with various media outlets. In addition to co-producing segments of The Sheriff’s Report on Comcast Cable, Jesus has been a guest or interviewed for a variety of radio and T.V. talk shows including CBC radio in Canada, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw CNN’s Headline News and various local TV affiliates. He has been quoted in numerous national publications including Campus Safety Magazine, School Bus fleet, School Transportation News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
His thought-provoking ideas are given with a humorous note and interactive style and will surely inspire those in attendance in believing that they can help to make our workplaces a safer place to learn, teach, and work!