active shooter response training

Active Shooter Response Training Programs

Be prepared to save lives.

  • Effective way to prepare, notify and protect.
  • Empowers company employees with a simple touch of the finger.
  • Instantly triggers alert to law enforcement.

Our Active Shooter Response Training Programs

Employer Responsibilities & Potential Liabilities

1 Hour | What are your risks, your responsibilities and your potential liabilities from a workplace violence event? Educates employers and supervisors of best practices before, during and after a violent event. Covers the OSHA General Duty to Warn clause and its impact when workplace violence occurs. Covers best practices for handling discipline, termination and domestic issues that arise.

Preparation and Response to a Hostile Intruder In the Workplace

2 Hours | What are the realities of workplace violence events and how can staff prepare? Employee "red flags" to be aware of as current or former employees that pose the biggest threat. Historical approaches to addressing workplace violence. Addressing the missing element in the current protection of employees from workplace violence. Best practices to limit or minimize employer liability should an event occur. Best practices for surviving a workplace violence event.

Heightening Awareness & Preparing to Respond to a Hostile Intruder

4-8 Hours | What are the complexities of a workplace violence event and the physical, emotional and legal impact on your company? The importance of mental awareness. The benefit of a comprehensive approach to mitigating the impact of a workplace violence event. Scenario-based options and videos from actual events for a "lessons learned" approach. Enhance understanding of how we respond in a crisis. The importance of post-incident trauma options. Explanation of how an over-reliance on emergency responders leads to unnecessary casualties.

Greg Vecchi, PHD

Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D. serves as the Director of Research and Training at SafeDefend, where he develops and deploys research- and evidence-based training programs in threat prevention and response. These training programs provide clients with the confidence and skills necessary to manage and survive an active killer threat, especially during the critical gap of time between notification and arrival of first responders.

Dr. Vecchi has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and he is a U.S. Army veteran. He is a retired supervisory Special Agent and Chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit and career crisis negotiator. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. In these positions, he gained extensive experience assessing and interacting with violent offenders, which he incorporates into his research, training, and consultation activities at SafeDefend.

Dr. Vecchi has extensive experience in teaching and training. He is a Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Homeland Security, where he develops and teaches courses at the master's and doctoral levels. Dr. Vecchi conducts advanced law enforcement training in threat assessment, crisis negotiation, firearms, and defensive tactics and served as an instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is also a court recognized expert witness in violence, law enforcement policy and procedures, interviewing and interrogation, and confirmation bias.

Dr. Vecchi is currently a reserve Deputy Sheriff with a local sheriff's department, where he conducts training in crisis negotiation, defensive tactics, and firearms. He also responds as a negotiator during barricaded incidents.


Workplace shootings that occur in the private sector


Workplace homicides per year


Second to activate and operate the SafeDefend™ Safety System


Active shooters who are current or former employees