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Join us for "Protect Your Office and More Importantly, Your People", an educational pop-up presented by Terry Choate and Joe Hileman of Blue-U Defense!

When: October 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Building Conference Center
222 N. LaSalle St.
15th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: ALA Chicago Staff
(888) 667-6430

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Protect Your Office and More Importantly, Your People

Join us for a session addressing a critically important, and unfortunately, a very relevant topic: safety at work.  Our expert speakers will discuss the role that training plays in 1) truly keeping people safe 2) mitigating organizational vulnerability and 3) limiting firm liability.  They will also show how training can improve our chances of surviving a sudden, unplanned incident of violence – how to improve on our ability to perform during the "Life or Death Gap". 

Our speakers understand that 1) for training to be truly effective, it must be understood and sensible, and its content must be such that it can be mastered by those being taught and 2) for security measures to be achievable they have to be reasonable and effective.


Terry Choate
Co-Founder & Training Specialist, Blue-U Defense

Terry Choate is a Co-Founder and Training Specialist for Blue-U Defense. He has served as Team Commander of the Monadnock Regional Special Response (SWAT) Team and for 14 years as a Lieutenant with the Jaffrey (NH) Police Department. Prior to law enforcement, Mr. Choate spent over 20 years in management positions with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Choate is an author and subject matter expert on: 

  • Criminal behavior - understanding mind, motivations and decision-making processes of the criminal, how to influence the outcome of criminal situations, and practical and effective methods to solve problems and protect lives.
  • Drug Abuse and Abusers - behavior leading to/result of abuse learned through extensive experience and training in illegal drugs undercover work, arrests, search warrants, and drug operations.

In addition, Mr. Choate's experience with Executive Security International provides expertise in Security Surveys, Advances, Personal and Executive Protection, CCTV Surveillance, Stalking and Dangerous Human Behavior, Anti/Counter Terrorism, and Business Security.


Joe Hileman
Co-Founder & Training Specialist, Blue-U Defense

Joe Hileman is a Co-Founder and Training Specialist for Blue-U Defense. He served as the Assistant Team Commander of the Monadnock Regional Special Response (SWAT) Team and for 14 years as a Detective with the Jaffrey (NH) Police Department. Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, he served as Security Supervisor at the corporate management level of a Fortune 500 company. 

Mr. Hileman holds two A.A. degrees in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Corrections, Probation, and Parole. His extensive tactical training includes: 

  • SWAT 1 and 2 Certification, Tactical Officers and LEADS Consulting
  • SWAT Team Leader/Commander
  • Use of Force, Active Shooter Instructor
  • Narcotics - Covert Surveillance
  • OC Instructor
  • Taser Instructor
  • Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Coordinator
  • Field Training Officer
  • Sexual Assault Investigator specializing in the Child Forensic Interview
  • Suspicious Death/Homicide Investigations


Sponsor Information

Kastle Systems secures 79% of the top 200 law firms across the country. For over 40 years, Kastle's proven turnkey solution is a comprehensive, integrated offering that saves firms time and money. Technology alone doesn't secure employees and assets. It's Kastle's people and processes combined with our advanced technology that ensures complete protection. Benefits include: 

  • One credential, go anywhere – With the Kastle platform, you can carry a single credential to access multiple offices. And that credential need only be programmed once to work in all locations. It’s quick and easy.
  • Increased efficiencies and cost savings – Through a streamlined security operation and better use of your staff.
  • Better insight into your organization – Having multiple locations monitored through a single platform allows you to review patterns and trends within your firm.
  • Consistent security standards across offices – With one security provider responsible for the operation and management of the systems.

1 contract, 1 provider, 1 complete solution – No need to negotiate and coordinate multiple contracts with multiple vendors.


Professional Development

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management  (OM) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management  (OM)