It’s better to be a warrior in the garden, rather than a gardener in the war.

AS HEARD ON THE DAILY DISH TALK SHOW – LATE NIGHT (9/28/2023)

This assessment and training program is designed to inform the public, place of worship security personnel, business leaders and school officials the importance of personal safety and facility security in today’s unpredictable world. The program will help attendees build awareness in recognizing and dealing with active shooter situations in public events, places of worship and school functions. Taught by dynamic instructors who have years of experience in critical incident preparedness and response, our special education series is designed to increase awareness and improve your own personal security.

We are also pleased to assist faith-based organizations in conducting facility assessments and developing security plans.

Your Instructor / Assessor

Heath Tester

Heath Tester is a retired Lieutenant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Heath attended the University of Akron for Criminal Justice/Political Science. After completing the Police Academy, he began his law enforcement career in the Ottawa County area in 1994.
In 1996 Tester started with the Lorain County Sheriff’s office as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Road Patrol Division. In 1998 he became a certified Field Training Officer. Lt. Tester is also a certified O.P.O.T.A instructor, a defensive tactics instructor and a straight handle baton instructor.
Since 2001 Lt. Tester has been a member of the Lorain County SWAT team, where he retired as the Tactical Commander of the multi-jurisdictional team.  After the horrific events of the Columbine massacre and the upswing of school violence, Lt. Tester worked continuously with county schools, businesses and places of worship to prepare and stop the violence.

Contact me about faith-based security training and facility assessment

This assessment and training program is designed to inform the public, place of worship security personnel, business leaders and school officials the importance of personal safety and facility security in today's unpredictable world. The program will help attendees build awareness in recognizing and dealing with active shooter situations in public events, places of worship and school functions. Taught by dynamic instructors who have years of experience in critical incident preparedness and response, our special education series is designed to increase awareness and improve your own personal security.
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