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Peeling Back the Onion: A Multi-Layered Approach to Security

Adding video cameras, a new access control system, and the 15-minute active shooter training video will surely be the best approach to building a comprehensive ...

8 Steps to Prevent Violence in Schools.

Many schools nationwide lack a formal threat assessment protocol. The best way to prevent an active attack is to see the warning signs prior. Below ...

Does Your Child’s School Have One of These Ineffective Responses to Active Shooter Training

School violence is at an all-time high in this country, with many security experts predicting that these numbers will increase. The staggering reality is that ...

How do you know when it’s time for a refresher training?

Wash your hands, wear your mask, 6 feet apart, just a few phrases that are now ingrained in our heads. You don’t even think about ...

Are You Training Just to Check a Box?

For some organizations, such as South Carolina Public Schools, Active Shooter Training Drills are mandatory. They’re a task on a to-do list and essentially a ...

5 Characteristics of a Survivor

There are two types of people in a crisis — those who act and those who do not. At ProActive Response Group, we talk a ...




Chad Ayers

Chad Ayers served as Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. He has worked undercover in multiple state and federal investigations and in high-pressure environments, including active shooter events and hostage negotiations. Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as assistant team leader and also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD and is a frequent guest commentator for FOX News, Law & Crime Network, and On Patrol Live.


Andy Sexton

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. His experience includes serving as an assistant SWAT team leader, involvement in high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues and the protection of dignitaries, working in criminal investigations (including armed robbery and homicide), and serving on the training committee for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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