Coastal-Capital Region Meeting

Event Date:

Coastal-Capital Region

Event Location:
Benvenue Country Club


Risky Business! 
Active Shooter and Work Place Violence Risk Management


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Benvenue Country Club
100 Southern Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Program Speaker: 
Gerald Takano, Mindset Force Management LLC
Gerald has a BA in Psychology from N.C. State University.  He has over 25 years of law enforcement experience with over 20 years of law enforcement instructing experience.  He is a use of force specialist with law enforcement instructor certifications in firearms, subject control, edged weapons, holds and escapes, weapon retention, and physical fitness for a department of approximately 800 sworn police officers.  He has successfully completed the Force Science Certification as well as the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths Instructor.  Gerald has Instructor, Technician, and Master Instructor Certifications from TASER International and has conducted extensive research and training with conducted electrical weapons and other use of force areas.  He is 3rd degree black belt instructor level in Kung Fu San Soo with over 30 years of instruction experience in this area.  He is also proud to have served with the 3/504 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division.      

Gerald has designed and implemented user, instructor, and management courses. He is the creator of Branched Force Decision Making and 5-step Clarity/Detail Loop (force narrative writing). He has experience in policy design, risk management, and has served as an expert in law enforcement use of force.

Program Summary: 
Research indicates that the majority of active shooter events do not occur in schools or government buildings. They occur at other places of employment. Having policies do not reduce risk without training and management of the policy. This training will provide an understanding why active shooter policies are needed as part of the overall Emergency Response Plan and how managers can improve warning sign detection and preventative action. Having predictability of personnel performance of an active shooter policy will not only reduce injury potential to employees and members; it can improve customer service if trained effectively. 

Program Schedule:
9:00am – Warm up with a Cup of Joe and a Quick Bite
9:30am – Meet Gerald Takano.  Are you ready for a worst case scenario?
11:00pm – Q and A, Lunch at Benvenue Country Club
12:30pm – Departure or Golf available

Program Fee:
$20 per person - made payable to Benvenue Country Club

Millie Harper
Coastal-Capital Region Co-Chair

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Business casual or better

Contact Ryan Keeter, PGA – 252.443.3926 or to arrange golf following lunch.