« Back to Event

Hector Alvarez, CTM, MS

President, Alvarez Associates LLC

Hector R. Alvarez, CTM, MS, the president of Alvarez Associates LLC, is a security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention. He holds a BS in criminal justice and has more than 25 years of experience in mitigating security threats. He has worked as a security director protecting one of our nation’s most sensitive critical infrastructures, as a city police officer, and as a professional security consultant. He understands the challenges individuals and organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them. In addition, he has helped organizations recover from significant incidents of violence and has served as a responder to the Loma Prieta earthquake and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Alvarez has personally assessed and/or responded to thousands of potentially violent situations, developed numerous violence prevention programs and trained tens of thousands of employees and managers in the areas of crisis intervention, active shooter response, violence prevention, domestic terrorism, and emergency management.

He is frequently called upon as a commentator and public speaker, and he has made numerous media appearances. He has been featured on ABC10, KCRA3, CBS13, FOX40, Univision, KFBK, Sacramento Bee, Folsom Telegraph, Sacramento Business Journal, and the Society for Human Resource Management. His clients include a broad range of industries from the public and private sector.

  • Safety Virtual

    • Session 8 - Workplace Violence Prevention: The Role of Physical Security, Policies, and Procedures: Choosing Effective Safeguards

      Run Time - 54:28

      It’s often the case that even though a security vulnerability is recognized, and a mitigation strategy is identified the concerning problems persist. The stark reality is that security measures are only as effective (or ineffective) as the supporting policies and procedures. This session will provide expert insight from a security expert on how to:

      -Identify security risks.

      -Close security gaps using various security controls.

      -Design and implement security training that includes routine tactical prevention activities across your workplace—whether you’ve got one office or several worksites.

      -Monitor your workplace security program to evaluate what’s working and what needs improvement.

      -Recognize the importance of local demographic awareness, and work with local law enforcement to keep your worksites safe.