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Violence in the Workplace


“Violence in the Workplace: Surviving the Life-or Death Gap, Preventing and Preparing Your Business, School, Church and Family for a Sudden Unplanned Incident of Violence”


The Problem:

We live in an increasingly dangerous world. Today’s threats are different from those in the past; they are real, they are unique and they occur in every corner of our lives.

Our organizations have a responsibility to truly keep employees safe and to reduce risk and liability should a sudden , unplanned incident of violence occurs.

Learn a strong understanding of the potential incident, probable human reactions (and how they create opportunities for solutions) and an understanding of the “criminal mind”.

Combined, this knowledge can significantly increase your chances of survival. Enhance your organizational security utilizing your current resources with minimal financial outlay.

Tools learned  are designed to train individuals on what to do when our traditional security measures – alarm systems, locks, policy/procedures fail: The Life-or Death Gap.

Create an unprecedented understanding of what violence is, what creates it, who and what the threat is, how to see it in advance, and how to react to it once it has started. Win and survive.


Blue Defense



Guest Speakers from Blue Defense, a training and behavior awareness company, empowers your passion to survive by inspiring you to be aware and prepared for todays threats of sudden and extreme violence.


Guest Speakers Bio’s:

Terry Choate

Terry Choate is a Co-Founder and Training Specialist for Blue-U Defense.  He has served as Team Commander of the Monadnock Regional Special Response (SWAT) Team and for 11 years as a Lieutenant with the Jaffrey (NH) Police Department.  Prior to law enforcement, Mr. Choate spent over 20 years in management positions with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Choate is an author and subject matter expert on:

  • Criminal behavior – understanding mind, motivations and decision-making processes of the criminal, how to influence the outcome of criminal situations, and practical and effective methods to solve problems and protect lives.
  • Drug Abuse and Abusers – behavior leading to/result of abuse learned through extensive experience and training in illegal drugs undercover work, arrests, search warrants, and drug operations.

In addition, Mr. Choate’s experience with Executive Security International provides expertise in Security Surveys, Advances, Personal and Executive Protection, CCTV Surveillance, Stalking and Dangerous Human Behavior, Anti/Counter Terrorism, and Business Security.


Joe Hileman

Joe Hileman is a Co-Founder and Training Specialist for Blue-U Defense.  He served as the Assistant Team Commander of the Monadnock Regional Special Response (SWAT) Team and for 11 years as a Detective with the Jaffrey (NH) Police Department.  Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, he served as Security Supervisor at the corporate management level of a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Hileman holds two A.A. degrees in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice – Corrections, Probation, and Parole.  His extensive tactical training includes:

  • SWAT 1 and 2 Certification, Tactical Officers and LEADS Consulting
  • SWAT Team Leader/Commander
  • Use of Force, Active Shooter Instructor
  • Narcotics – Covert Surveillance





Event Properties

Event Date 09/13/2018 | 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09/13/2018 | 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06/30/2018
Cut off date 09/13/2018 | 8:00 am
Individual Price $25.00
The Adams Mill
165 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06040, USA Manchester, CT 06040 United States
The Adams Mill
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