Surviving an Active Shooter/Assailant
About the Book
It’s a scene that’s becoming more frequent: Someone walks into work, a nightclub or other public place, and they are suddenly confronted with an armed assailant spraying bullets.
Police officers train for such things, but they’ll take at least a few minutes to arrive on the scene—and what you do in the interim could help you save yourself, loved ones, and even strangers from harm.
Joseph B. Walker, a retired police lieutenant and karate champion, delivers techniques and tactics to help you survive an active shooter in this survival guidebook. You’ll step into the mind of shooters and learn how to take proactive and reactive measures depending on the situation. Find out how to:
• RECOGNIZE MOTIVATIONS FOR VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS;
• EVALUATE EFFECTIVE ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT TRAINING;
• USE PRACTICAL, EASY AND EFFECTIVE TACTICS DURING AND ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT EVENT; AND
• DISARM AND DISABLE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT.
If you’re truly concerned about reducing the threat, death toll, and casualty rates of an active shooter/assailant, then this book is for you. Whether you’re a concerned parent, executive at a large company, a custodian at a school or a bouncer at a nightclub, you’d be smart to learn the survival techniques in Shots Fired.
About the Author
Joseph B. Walker is the owner of Leading Edge Threat Mitigation, which provides real-world tactical and technical information on how to mitigate any number of threats. Their course topics range from active shooter mitigation and protection against stalkers to self-defense courses for civilian and law enforcement personnel. Joseph utilizes his expertise as a ninth-degree black belt in martial arts with two world karate championship titles to formulate techniques that are practical, easy, and effective against any assailant. Joseph is also the author of Self-Defense Tactics and Techniques. He has appeared on numerous local radio and television programs covering threat mitigation strategies for stalking, workplace violence, and shootings.
During Joseph’s twenty-five-year law enforcement career with the Reno Police Department and as a member of the Reno Police honor guard, he performed several engagements as a professional trumpet player at the National Law Enforcement Peace Officer’s Memorial in Washington, DC. Joseph was certified as a physical fitness instructor by the FBI and provided martial arts instruction to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and Reno Police Department defensive tactics instructors, as well as a host of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Walker has performed dignitary protection and threat assessments for President Gerald Ford, Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Merle-Evers Williams, and Hank Aaron. Joseph authored the Police Officer’s Guide to Stalking handbook for the Reno Police Department.
Upon retiring from the Reno Police Department, Joseph worked for the United States Department of Homeland Security, where he provided training for several state and federal agencies on active shooter defense and the threat of shoulder-fired missiles against commercial aircraft. Joseph attended training on behavior detection provided by Homeland Security and on small-unit tactics and dignitary protection provided by the United States Secret Service.
Due to his extensive background in the martial arts, threat mitigation, law enforcement defensive tactics, and use-of-force options, he is sought out for criminal and civil trials and case preparations as an expert witness.