D.H. Meyer Safety & Security Consulting
Don Meyer, a former Police Officer and corporate security executive, has decades of expertise in development and implementation of multi-state safety and security operations. He has a proven track record of building and directing security teams comprised of a combination of private security contractors and local law enforcement officers. He is experienced in providing safety and security services and training for broadcast media, luxury hospitality industry, class “A” high rise facilities and aviation security.
Don’s competencies include corporate security management and consulting, security risk assessments, disaster management, workplace violence prevention training, CPR/AED/1ST AID training, PS/PI/BBRA handgun instruction and active shooter response training.
- Current DOD Issued Secret Security Clearance
- Firearms instructor-Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
- Tennessee Police Officer Certification
- FBI Police Firearms Instructor certification
- CPTED Certification (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
- CPR FIRST AID/ AED Instructor
- MOAB Instructor (Management of Aggressive Behavior)
- Executive Protection Certification-ASIS
- AFAA Personal Training Certification
- AVADE-Workplace Violence Prevention Instructor Certification
Types of Trainings
Trainings are taught by a certified EMS Safety Services Instructor utilizing the EMS Safety curriculum. EMS Safety Services is a nationally recognized CPR, AED, and First Aid training organization.
EMS Safety Services, Inc. is a company committed to providing the best in quality education for the Healthcare Provider, Caregiver and public. We are a nationally-recognized training company in business since 1993. There are over 5,000 current EMS Safety Services Instructors across the country who certify over 300,000 lay and professional rescuers each year.
EMS Safety Services is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant, meets American Heart Association equivalency standards, and follows 2015 ILCOR guidelines. Our programs have been reviewed, approved or meet the guidelines for more than 220 federal, state and local organizations; private agencies; and regulatory bodies. EMS Safety Services has maintained an approval with the United States Coast Guard for over fifteen years and have one or more approvals from every state in the country.
EMS Safety Services is contracted with the United States Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) providing CPR, AED and First Aid training for their employees. Per this contract, EMS Safety Instructors teach over 1,000 classes a year.
We will travel to your home or place of business to provide training and certification.
The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) certification includes the classroom instruction, written test, and weapon qualification required to work as a licensed, armed security officer/private investigator/bail bond recovery agent in the state of Washington.
As an experienced, Police Firearms Instructor, trained through the FBI Police Firearms Instructor training program in 1989, Don has been teaching firearms instruction to Police Officers and Security Professionals for 28 years.
Types of WSCJTC Trainings
Curriculum to meet the State of Washington Requirements Includes:
- Introduction to the firearms certification process and requirements
- Security officer licensing
- Choosing to carry a gun
- Use of less-than-lethal-force
- Use of deadly force
- The use of force continuum
- Duty to act
- Responsibilities after using force
- Washington state criminal law on Use of Force
- Washington state civil law and liability
- Criminal penalties for unlawful use of force
- Shooting decisions
- Interaction with Law Enforcement
- Firearm Safety
- Equipment considerations
- Firearm Safety
- Weapon manipulation
- Load, unload and proper storage of firearms
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Malfunction clearance
- Movement, shooting positions and tactics
- Shooting in low-light and other undesirable conditions
- Use of Force Model with the incorporation of firearms
- Slow fire distance and rapid close range shooting
- Shooting qualification
Length of Training
Don Meyer has been provided training for Active Shooter Response since 2006.
Data on mass shootings show a 40% increase in the number of mass shootings from 2014 to 2016. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics, shootings were the cause of 85% of workplace homicides in 2015. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.
With the uncontrolled proliferation of firearms in the United States, the incidence of workplace shootings will continue to increase. In the absence of responsible Legislation to curb the sale and access to firearms we must provide training and preparation to protect ourselves from this internal threat.
The key to protecting team members, customers, and clients in the workplace is to create multi-layered policies and procedures to respond during and after a crisis event.
We have adopted suggestions from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for guidance concerning Active Shooters in our workplace. D.H. Meyer Safety & Security Consulting believes taking a pro-active stance saves lives. The half-day training addresses the following:
- Profile of an Active Shooter
- How to Respond When an Active Shooter is in Your Vicinity
- How to Respond When Law Enforcement Arrives
All Active Shooter response trainings are presented with the cooperation and involvement of the local responding Law Enforcement agencies. Police Officers will be available to answer questions during and following the presentation.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) define workplace violence as any physical assault, harassment, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. Violence includes overt and covert behaviors ranging in aggressiveness from verbal harassment to murder. (NIOSH 1996, OSHA 1996).
The cost of workplace violence in the U.S.:
- The average jury award, in liability cases where the employers failed to take proactive, preventive measures under OSHA guidelines, is $3.1 million per person, per incident.
- The cost to U.S. business from workplace violence is estimated at $120 billion per year.
- Each week in the United States, an average of 20 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted while at work.
- Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.
- The occupational Safety and health Act of 1970 (OSH Act 1) mandates that, in addition to compliance with hazard specific standards, all employers have a general duty to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or physical harm. OSHA will rely on Section 5a-1 of the OSH Act, the “General Duty Clause” for enforcement authority Employers can be cited for violating the General Duty Clause if there is a recognized hazard of workplace violence in their establishment and they do nothing to prevent or abate it.
D.H. Meyer Safety & Security Consulting’s Workplace Violence prevention training meets the OSHA and NIOSH standards for Compliance with the General Duty Clause.
Length of Training
D.H. Meyer Safety & Security Consulting provides commercial, Security Risk Assessments.
While the practice of risk assessment may be advanced in the insurance and financial industries, it is relatively less developed in the Security field. Although there are numerous reasons that account for this, the two primary reasons include (1) the dynamic nature of criminal behavior and ability of criminals to adapt to successful countermeasures and (2) the lack of a rich historical database of criminal activity at some facilities. This necessitates a reliance on forecasting potential threats at Client facilities based on area crime statistics and incident history at those facilities. High profile events are also cited as well as national statistics based on history of certain crimes across the United States.
The philosophy adopted by Don Meyer for these Security Risk Assessments is to forecast and be as prepared as realistically possible for the most extreme criminal behavior experienced in the public sector.
The ultimate goal of this endeavor is the protection of human life, the protection of assets and the continuity of business for the Client.
Risk Assessment Methodologies (RAM) are based on a model which identifies threats, the vulnerabilities which they exploit, and the consequences. Countermeasures are identified in an attempt to mitigate the threat/vulnerability pairs. This security risk assessment will enhance the focus of the existing security program at a Client facility by providing their Officers with a clear definition of potential threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures which can be implemented to reduce risks to its personnel, Patients and assets.
This assessment will include the following:
- A description of each of the facilities assessed, including current physical security systems, programs and procedures, and analysis of the existing security personnel staffing and structure.
- Prior security incident history at the facilities.
- Local Police Department crime statistics for the immediate area around the facilities.
- Potential threats with probability ratings.
- Facility and procedural vulnerabilities and countermeasures.
- Liability Consequences
- Vendor recommendations for Security System upgrades
- Executive summary
D.H. Meyer, Safety & Security Consulting offers armed, personal protection services to individuals and businesses in the state of Washington.
These services have been applied in the following applications:
- Don has provided this service to the Broadcast Media community in Seattle since 2006, escorting News crews during violent protests and riots.
- Employee Terminations
- Workplace violence issues which require building security and personal security escorts for employees