Andre Simons is a Principal in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice, based in the Washington DC office. He focuses on workplace violence, active shooter and life safety threats, specializing in providing critical incident threat assessments, crisis response and risk mitigation strategies for clients navigating the wide spectrum of potentially violent threat actors.
Andre is internationally recognized across the public and private sectors as a leading expert in threat management, behavioral analysis and violence prevention. He recently retired from the FBI as Unit Chief and Supervisory Special Agent, having devoted over 12 years to developing and advancing the FBI’s behavioral threat assessment program within the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in Quantico, Virginia.
Recent tasks that Andre has worked on include:
Andre has authored several published articles on threat assessment and was a co-author of the Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the US. He is an accomplished and highly sought-after public speaker. Andre holds a Master of Arts 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.