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Training M.C. Kimball and Associates, LLC provides quality, comprehensive and perishable skills training, in accordance with Master Instructor California guidelines that promotes innovative skill sets to enhance the employee’s motivation and performance in the workplace. M.C. Kimball and Associates, LLC was originally established in the late 1980’s as a training resource for private security, and[…]


Expert Witness

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Expert Witness M.C. Kimball and Associates, LLC provides expert testimony in premises liability, issues involving gangs, narcotics, use of force and a variety of other topics. M.C. Kimball and Associates, LLC provides civil and criminal case review and analysis, legal research, and deposition and trial preparation. M. C. Kimball and Associates, LLC has access to[…]

Active Shooter / Killer Intervention

A.C.T. (Active Crisis Training)

[A.L.i.C.E. Nationally Certified Instructors / Violent Intruder Response Model]

Violence is occurring every day in our resorts, malls, businesses, churches and schools.  Are you prepared to act during a crisis?

 Our Active Crisis Training provides a skill set and practical application of proven techniques for individuals to survive and escape violence.

 Dramatically improve your ability to disrupt and deter violent acts occurring in your environment.  Our training will integrate with your current technology and teach your staff how to recognize, react, disrupt, and counter individuals who are intent on harming those within your span of control. Real life events have shown that in these situations, employees, citizens, teachers, and students are their own “First Responders” until help arrives.

 Learn About:

Historical Facts & Case Studies

  • Threat Assessment
  • Research Based Proactive Approaches
  • A.L.I.C.E. Enhanced Guidelines
  • Countering Directed Violence


Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence

The term ‘postal’ has become synonymous with workplace violence.  Workplace violence can be extreme and can also include such aggressive acts as bullying, passive-aggressive behavior, and discourteous or rude interactions.

Aggressive acts and counterproductive workplace behaviors are devastating to organization morale, productivity, and work life experience.

Research shows that over 2 million people are affected each year by violent victimizations in the workplace at a cost of more than $36 billion to U.S. corporations. Violence, however, is almost always evolutionary with pre-incident indicators. Learn to identify the earliest signs of trouble and what you can do to help prevent the violence from erupting in your workplace and take an active role in your safety and survival.


  • Understand what workplace violence is
  • Recognize common myths
  • Distinguish behaviors that often precede violence
  • Identify signs of domestic violence as it affects the workplace environment
  • Understand the importance of early action
  • Understand options for responding to and reporting warning signs of workplace violence
  • Identify the elements of tactical decision making


Dynamic Response to Situational Awareness

Ever wonder what skills you might call upon if you were verbally assaulted?  What are your options should you encounter a surprise aggressive physical assault?  How would you recognize an assault that is developing against you?  How would you create distance or place yourself into a safety zone to avoid the physical assault?  What do you do in close quarters with a rapid evolving encounter?  Can you utilize the tactical verbal diffusing technique of the 5-step process from tactical communications?

Topics covered include:

  • Use of verbal skills
  • Use of Angles
  • Use of distance
  • Use of Barriers
  • Recognition of Threats
  • Situational Awareness and Components of Enhanced Awareness
  • Avoidance of Tunnel Vision
  • Avoidance of Audio Channel Shut Down
  • The Study and Use of Proximics
  • Principals of Creating Distance
  • Principals of Triangulation
  • Principals of Partner Communication
  • How to Set Up a Successful Contact
  • Principals of Contact and Cover
  • Principals of Disengagement from a Hostile Contact


Behavioral Threat Analysis

 There is no single “profile” of risk factors that accurately determines the “violent intruder”.  Preventing violence is a top priority today.  A viable approach is that of Behavioral Threat Assessment, which uses a set of strategies or pathways to determine the credibility and seriousness of a threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.

 This process considers a full range of relevant factors and provides appropriate interventions for the potential offender (s).  Perhaps most critical to keep in mind is that no single factor leads to violence.  Multiple factors can cause a person to become violent.  All approaches to prevention and intervention, including Behavioral Threat Assessment, should be based on what we actually know about the phenomenon. 

 Learn About:

 Assessment Types

  • The 6 Principles of Threat Assessment
  • How and When to Intervene
  • Decision Making Behavior
  • Research Based Proactive Approaches
  • A great Complement to our Active Crisis Training

Active Shooter For Law Enforcment (California P.O.S.T. Certified Active Shooter Instructors)

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Solo- Engagment for Law Enforcment (Nationally Certified Instructor)

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