Lesson: Prevention

Lead Instructor: Alon Stivi
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To prevent kidnapping, we must remain focus on identifying people with violent intentions and the circumstances in which violence occurs.

Prevention is being pro-active and anticipating potential risks and mitigating them before they happen by recognizing risk factors, identifying patterns of attack, and issuing timely alerts.

This can be done successfully by adhering to Best Practices addressed in this lesson.

Lesson Specs


  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Bookmark key points in the Lesson
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Chapters

  1. Facts versus Fiction
  2. Surveillance Countermeasures
  3. Surveillance Detection
  4. Suspicious Activities Reporting (SAR)

Alon Stivi

Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention and survival.

He is the founder of ACT Cert® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.