Creating a Secure Organisation

Active Assailant Response and Training


Active Assailant Response and Training


For more information on our Active Assailant Training services, please contact us below.


Control Risks’ training and awareness programs can be tailored to our clients’ situations, on-site mitigation capabilities and local contexts.

Live or pre-recorded webinar

Our consultants deliver web-based training programs, live or pre-recorded designed to reach a broad number of employees.

In-person briefing

Training sessions led by our experts in your offices, providing leadership with actionable advice to enable them to recognize danger and act quickly to protect themselves during an incident.

Custom video training

A custom training video designed to meet the needs of your workforce and provide situational awareness strategies and reinforce safety-related corporate values.


A training module, suitable for new-hire onboarding or continuing education, to educate all employees on response methods and enhance the overall effectiveness of existing programs.

Control Risks active assailant training program has been developed by our expert team of workplace violence prevention and response professionals.
Shawn VanSlyke

Shawn VanSlyke, Principal

Former Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit, Shawn has extensive experience in assisting both public and private sector clients with the most serious issues of concern around threat actors and potential for violence. For more than three years, Shawn has led the Control Risk team responsible for issues of threat assessment, case management and the creation of prevention and response programs. Shawn holds a law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law School and has been a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar Association since 1998.

Tel: +1 202 449 3330

Email: [email protected]

Andre Simons

Andre Simons, Director

Former Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC), Andre focuses on the assessment of concerning communications and threat management. Andre was the 2019 recipient of the Association of Threat Assessment Professional’s (ATAP) Distinguished Achievement Award. Andre is a co-author of the 2018 FBI report “A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters” and accomplished and highly sought-after public speaker. Andre holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He was formerly a police officer and member of the Crisis Intervention Team with the Portland Police Bureau.

Tel: +1 202 449 3330

Email: [email protected]

For more information on our overall offerings and team, please visit the Workplace Threat Management page.