Violence

Local Police Offer Workplace Violence Training

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ST. LOUIS • Maj. Joe Spiess has studied more than a dozen workplace shootings, and believes companies and schools can prevent them.

Spiess, who also owns JLS Consulting, LLC, a security consulting group staffed by current and retired officers, has now crafted two four-hour sessions that the police department will be offering to businesses and school leaders for free during a one-day seminar Feb. 15.

Spiess began studying shootings after Chief Dan Isom tasked him with developing training for police commanders in the wake of the 2010 shootings at the ABB factory, in which a disgruntled employee killed three of his coworkers before taking his own life.

(Hat tip to Mark Sletten)