Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC
Training, HR, and Security Consultant Workplace Violence and School Violence Prevention Expert
Dr. Steve Albrecht manages a San Diego-based training, coaching, and management consulting firm. As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Steve is internationally recognized for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He provides HR consulting, site security assessments, coaching, and training workshops in supervisory improvement, workplace violence prevention, harassment prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, team building and team conflict resolution, negotiation, and stress management.
Dr. Albrecht holds a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Security Management, and a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.). He has been a trainer for over 26 years and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management, as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security, and as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) by the Center for Credentialing and Education. He has received over 48 hours training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).
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 frequently in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace violence, security, crime, and terrorism. His 15 books include Tough Training Topics: A Presenter’s Survival Guide, Added Value Negotiating; Service, Service, Service!; and Fear and Violence on the Job.
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. His police books include Contact & Cover; Streetwork; Surviving Street Patrol; and his latest, Tactical Perfection for Street Cops. He serves as an expert witness for issues related to crime and violence, security, HR, and police practices.
From 1996 to 2013, Dr. Albrecht worked as a Course Leader for the American Management Association, teaching two and three-day supervisory seminars. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, Cal State Fullerton, Brandman University, and San Diego State University.