As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He provides consulting, threat assessments, site security surveys, corrective coaching, and training seminars in workplace violence prevention, harassment prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, team building, conflict resolution, high-risk customer service, and stress management.
In 1994, Dr. Albrecht co-wrote Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace, one of the first business books on workplace violence. Besides his work as a conference presenter and keynote speaker, he appears in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace violence, security, crime, and terrorism. He was featured in the 2009 BBC documentary “Going Postal.”
His 17 business and police books include Library Security; Tough Training Topics; Tactical Perfection for Street Cops; Added Value Negotiating; Service, Service, Service!; Fear and Violence on the Job; Streetwork; and Contact and Cover.
Dr. Albrecht holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He has been a trainer for 28 years and is certified as a SHRM-CP and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); and a Board Certified Coach (BCC).
In 1999, Steve retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant. He spent six years in the Domestic Violence Unit, where he handled over 1,500 cases.
He is the past San Diego Chapter President for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He holds the ATAP designation, “Certified Threat Manager.”