In a coordinated growth and expansion effort, ALERRT has partnered with Broaddus Defense to offer a variety of commercial services to private/public entities, including but not limited to ALERRT course offerings and facility/operational security assessments. These will serve industries such as private industry, K-12 schools (public and private), community colleges, higher education, Department of Defense commands/installations, and other markets where training is needed and grant funding is unavailable.
Adjunct Instructor Jeff Broaddus, a Marine and former Secret Service Special Agent, leads Broaddus Defense. He said:
“I’ve been very honored and privileged to be associated with the people at ALERRT over the past decade. The relationships that I have made, both personal and professional, have positively affected my professional development as an instructor. One thing I love about ALERRT is that everyone on this team shares an ethos that is at the foundation of something great in the effort to identify, mitigate, and respond to violent threats against those in our society whom we’ve sworn to protect – indeed, at the risk of our own lives.”
Broaddus Defense will offer services to existing clients and approach new clients immediately. Be on the lookout for Broaddus Defense/ALERRT classes on the ALERRT.org website in the coming weeks. The Broaddus Companies are headquartered in Austin, Texas and have provided services across the globe for the past twenty years.