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Brian Uridge, Safety Speaker

Brian Uridge

    • Director, University of Michigan Division of Public Safety & Security 
Fee Range

$7,500 and Under

Travels From

Michigan

Spectrum Demo

Spectrum Demo

Brian Uridge currently serves as the Director of Public Safety & Assistant City Manager for the City of St. Joseph, MI. As a 27-year public safety and security leader, Brian implements a unique “community policing-based security approach” for healthcare industry clients. Having developed a highly attuned emotional intelligence to the special needs of healthcare professionals, and based on years of working within the healthcare arena, Brian excels in building holistic community policing security processes by establishing personal connections between all types of teams: hospital security, doctors, nurses, patients, visitors, and family members.
 
Before joining the City of St. Joseph, Brian was the Director of Security Services for Spectrum Health Delivery System in Grand Rapids, MI for several years where he directed more than 120 safety, security and security police officers, providing security for approximately 27,000 employees system-wide at over 120 locations.  While at Spectrum, Brian and his team implemented the first ever Community Policing/Security program, Security/Pet-Therapy K-9 program, firearms and Taser programs. In addition, over the past 15 years, Brian has developed and presented multiple Workplace Safety training seminars. These trainings include Community Based Clinical Healthcare Security programs, Situational Awareness, clinical and in-home healthcare tactical response modules.
 
Prior to his position at Spectrum, Brian was a member of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety in Kalamazoo, Michigan for over two decades. Kalamazoo Public Safety is the largest fully integrated Police, Fire, and EMS agency in the United States, with more than 200 sworn personnel. During his career, Brian worked in every division within the agency and held every rank as a commanding officer. He also served as a member of the Special Weapons & Tactics Team (SWAT) for 18 years, serving six years as SWAT Commander. Brian also served as the Assistant Chief for the final four years of his career, retiring in August 2013.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Kalamazoo Public Safety Medal of Valor in 1997 and Kalamazoo Public Safety Lifesaving award in 2013.
 
Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, along with being a Board-Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Board-Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA).

 

Reducing Healthcare Violence through an environment of care Community Policing based Security Strategies
 
Workplace violence is one of the largest occupational hazards facing healthcare workers today.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2011 and 2013, just over 70 percent of all workplace assaults occurred in healthcare or social service settings.
Violence reduction programs should be focused on developing a system-wide approach that recognizes every health care system is a community, with every floor being a unique neighborhood, each with different dynamics. Building trust, transparency and training along with implementing a system-wide strategy focused on reducing risk and anxiety through exceptional experience based nontraditional contacts, staff training, professionalism and critical incident response, forms the basis from which a strong security program is built.
Learning Objectives
  • Understanding actual workplace violence statistics and prevention in healthcare. Identification of actual workplace violence warning signs focusing on pre-incident indicators.
  • How to create workplace violence scenario-based training designed for the healthcare environment. De-escalation and Conflict Resolution training techniques. Employee Awareness training development.
  • Development and implementation of CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) techniques, panic alarms, ID keys, passcodes, and cameras.
  • Fostering a culture of safety through the development of trust, transparency, and training.
  • Safe termination of employees using proper room set up, communication and security procedures
  • Understanding, Active Shooter vs. Targeted Violence, Intimacy Effect, Spillover Effect. Predatory Incidents vs. Impulsive/reactive incidents.  How to create upstanders from bystanders to help prevent violence.

 

Creating a Safer School Environment through Prevention, Intervention, and Response

Objectives:

Understanding school violence statistics, myths, prevention methods and best practice models. Topics such as Active Shooter vs. Targeted Violence, Intimacy Effect, Spillover Effect, Predatory Incidents vs. Impulsive/Reactive Incidents, and How to create Upstanders from Bystanders to help Prevent Violence.

How to develop a community culture that involves the four pillars surrounding school violence prevention: Educators, Community, Family, and Law Enforcement.

How to implement community policing-based school security models focused on trust, transparency, and training. These include engaging stakeholders using nontraditional methods, applying CPTED principles and changing traditional incentive models to reshape how a community approaches school safety and security.

 

Achieving a Culture of Zero Violence: Leadership Strategies to Improve Healthcare Safety and Security Programs

Violence is one of the largest occupational hazards facing healthcare workers today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2011 and 2013, just over 70 percent of all workplace assaults occurred in healthcare or social service settings. Violence reduction programs should be focused on developing a system-wide approach that recognizes every health care system is a community, with every floor being a unique neighborhood, each with different dynamics. Building trust, transparency and training along with implementing a system-wide strategy focused on reducing risk and anxiety through exceptional experience based nontraditional contacts, staff training, professionalism and critical incident response, forms the basis from which a strong security program is built.

  • How to implement community policing-based security models focused on trust, transparency, and training. These include engaging stakeholders using nontraditional methods, applying CPTED principles and changing traditional incentive models to reshape how security officers approach security.
  • How to effectively implement security strategies such as firearms programs, Taser Programs, and Security K-9 Programs. Topics such as policy development, selection, and training along with clinical engagement prior to implementation.
  • How to create law enforcement-based training scenarios designed for the healthcare environment clinical environment. Role-playing, simulation, use of proper venues, training safety, along with effective use of force simulators will all be covered.

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