Anti-Crime Technique Seminars
Retired police officer and licensed private investigator Don Longo specializes in anti-crime tactics and techniques, threat assessment, international travel safety, and personal security consulting. Longo presents seminars and workshops on effective and safe response tactics and techniques to be used when confronted with a violent situation. Students are taught how to best survive an Active Shooter Incident, the importance of employing Situational Awareness, methods of lowering one’s target profile, and ways to become a “hard target” in order to discourage an attack. Workshops in conflict management through “verbal judo” techniques and methods allow students to utilize presence and language to control situations when engaged in verbal conflict. He has given seminars for professional security officers, police, corporations, religious institutions, non-profit organizations, and the general public.
Don Longo offers the following seminars:
- How to Survive an Active Shooter Incident
The number of Active Shooter incidents occurring in the workplace, school grounds, and in public spaces continues to increase. This workshop provides instruction in the tactics and techniques one needs to know in order to survive the the first few critical minutes of an incident. The lecture also provides vital information on how to prevent such incidents from occurring in the workplace and in schools, the importance of establishing “Safe Rooms” and taking other pro-active measures, and detailed instruction in the three areas needed to survive…Run – Hide – Fight. This one of the most popular workshops offered. See the calendar for upcoming Active Shooter seminars
- International Travel Anti-Crime Techniques and Tactics
Anyone who travels abroad for business or pleasure should attend this seminar! In addition to the ever-increasing number of terrorist attacks occurring overseas, the number of criminal incidents involving violent crime against Americans has increased. These incidents include theft, robbery, assaults, larceny, kidnappings, car jackings, and abductions. These workshops teach how to become a “hard target” in order to deter criminals from attempting a crime, as well as safe and effective reactive defense techniques to be employed should an incident occur. This seminar is a variation of the workshop required of all U.S. government officials, employees, and their families prior to posting to an overseas assignment. See the calendar for upcoming Travel Anti-Crime seminars
- Anti-Crime Avoidance and Reactive Techniques for Everyday Life–Lower Your Victim Profile
This is a basic anti-crime workshop on simple yet effective techniques to help you and your loved ones avoid being victims of violent crimes. Topics include: Embracing the Gift of Fear, Employing Situational Awareness, Becoming a Hard Target, and Safe and Effective Reactive Techniques. Workshop includes survival techniques and demonstrations of reactive and protective tactics. See the calendar for upcoming Anti-Crime seminars
- The Real Story of Columbine High School and How to Recognize Warning Signals in Children
This seminar covers the series of events leading up to the tragic Columbine shootings and how it could have been prevented. There is also key information for parents, teachers, and education administration on recognizing warning signs in children and how to avoid these incidents. See the calendar for upcoming Warning Signs seminars
- Verbal Judo
Originally designed for police officers to enable them to defuse potentially violent situations, and to use language to gain compliance without resorting to physical force, this workshop is available to the public and is ideal for schools, churches, and security personnel, as well as for those in the business world. The use of these techniques is a great asset when engaged in negotiating, and provides one with the benefit of leverage. This program teaches the use of tactical language that allows one to generate compliance and cooperation when dealing with difficult people, or when engaged in verbal conflict. Students are taught to employ these techniques in order to maintain focus and control, defuse a potentially volatile situation, negotiate, and ultimately direct or alter a person’s behavior in order to obtain a desired result. See the calendar for upcoming Verbal Judo seminars
- Staff Response Tactics & Techniques
The program provides guidelines for dealing with a number of possible workplace occurrences. Students are taught to employ safe tactics and proven effective techniques for dealing with incidents such as: Disgruntled Patron; Disturbance; Intoxicated or Emotionally Disturbed Person; Missing/Abducted Child; Domestic Violence Incident/Fight; Illness/Injury; Theft; Active Shooter Incident. Because dealing with the public often requires knowledge of Conflict Management techniques, this program features a brief block of instruction on the use of Verbal Judo. Since it is a sobering reality that Active Shooter Incidents are increasing and can occur anywhere, a brief segment of that program is also included. See the calendar for upcoming Staff Response seminars
- Senior Scams: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Scams that Target Seniors
This program explores a number of scams and confidence games that are routinely used to target senior citizens, including some of the newest con games. This workshop provides information on how to recognize, avoid, and respond to these scams. See the calendar for upcoming Senior Scam seminars
Don Longo’s Anti-Crime Seminars have been presented in:
About Don Longo
Don Longo is a New York State licensed private investigator, retired and decorated Suffolk County Police Officer, with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security. He has trained and worked with members from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service. His expertise has given him recognition as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in domestic and anti-crime techniques and tactics.
Seminar Schedule Fall 2017
|Date and Time||Class Title||Location|
|Oct 6th 11am||Senior Scams||Ronkonkoma Fire Department|
|Oct 20th 9am||Procedures Briefing and Practice Drills for Missing/Abducted Child Incident||Deer Park Library|
|Oct 25th 9am||Verbal Judo||Baldwin Library|
|Nov 9th 7pm-9pm||How To Survive An Active Shooter Incident||Radius Investigations Headquarters (Media Center)|
|Nov 13th 2pm||Senior Scams||Islip Library|
|Nov 15th 10:30am||Senior Scams||Longwood Library|
|Nov 30th 7pm||Travel Safety and Anti-Crime Techniques & Tactics||Longwood Library|
Dates may be subject to change.
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We plan on having more active shooter seminars at our headquarters starting in January 2018. Stay updated by signing up for our email list!