Active Shooter & Workplace Violence

September 12, 2019   |   NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460


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NEPPA is pleased to partner with Blue-U Defense Seminars and offer this highly engaging and interactive Active Shooter & Workplace Violence Seminar, followed by a facilitated roundtable discussion.


The session will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 beginning at 9:00 am at NEPPA's Training Center.


Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for:


  • General Managers
  • Occupational Safety & Health Professionals
  • Crew Leaders
  • General Foremen
  • Office Managers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Metering & Field Personnel



Program Overview

Successfully surviving a sudden incident of violence is 90% mental and 10% physical skill. This course focuses on the 90% mental while concurrently providing skills to survive the 10% physical, as a last resort.


This program provides a solid foundation for gaining the skills necessary to prepare for “making good decisions in fractions of a second”, which is what's required to survive – the skill to be able to make “Good Decisions in Fractions of a Second”. 


The most important factors are recognizing signs of violence in advance and becoming proficient in de-escalation techniques. These skills are critical as they can be the most important factors in either calming or fueling anger levels. The end result of this course will also provide all attendees with a base “mindset” and thought process that will keep them as safe as possible while they are away from work as much as it does while they are at work. The key to doing this is truly believing it can happen to you and knowing in advance how to prevent, prepare, and respond for such an event.


We also cover Practical Personal Defense designed to keep you safe while away from work via preparation for an incident of violence primarily through awareness, avoidance, and mental strength building. This material includes 100% practical, highly effective tactics and techniques that do not require practice or thought training.


The facilitated Roundtable will be an open discussion about what other systems are doing to prepare, what resources are available, and what are best practices to follow.


Topics Covered in this Course

  • The Decision-Making Process and How to Master It
  • The “Life or Death Gap”
  • The Dynamics of an Incident
  • Running Towards or Away From Your Adversary?
  • Visualization
  • Practical Personal Defense
  • Tunnel Vision
  • OODA Loop
  • Video debriefs and visualization exercises
  • Tactics


 Click here to download the Seminar Agenda & Brochure.



The agenda is still being finalized and is therefore subject to change.

8:30 am      Registration, Coffee & Baked Goods Available

9:00 am      Active Shooter & Workplace Violence

Det. Joe Hileman, Blue-U Defense Seminars

12:00 pm    Lunch

 1:00 pm     Roundtable Discussion

Facilitated by:  Reg Beliveau, Village of Swanton Electric Department

2:30 pm     Adjourn



About the Instructor

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



Registration fees include coffee, breaks and lunch. 


NEPPA Members: $235

Non-Members: $395


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Cancellations are accepted until Thursday, August 29, 2019.  Substitutions may be made at any time.




Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:


Courtyard by Marriott, Boston – Littleton -  $155/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

Click here to make your reservation online.


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $116/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.





Questions? Don't hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200 or contact Sarah Elise Klingler, Director of Education & Programs at