Former SWAT Team Member to Lead Lockdown Workshop at Campus Safety Conference Texas

On July 31, Jesus Villahermosa, a 30+ year veteran deputy sheriff, will lead an interactive workshop on conducting lockdowns during incidents of school violence.

Former SWAT Team Member to Lead Lockdown Workshop at Campus Safety Conference Texas

Photo: Сергей Храмов, Adobe Stock

There have been nine school shootings as of March 10th, 2023, according to Education Week, and that number will most likely continue to rise. There was a total of 54 school shootings in 2022 and 34 in 2021. Many of the schools that have recently experienced this type of incident have repeated the same mistakes that previous school shooting campuses committed.

At the Campus Safety Conference Texas, happening July 31 – August 2 in Dallas, Jesus Villahermosa, Jr., the president and owner of Crisis Reality Training and a former deputy sheriff, will lead a two-hour, in-depth and impactful workshop on conducting lockdowns during incidents of school violence. During this realistic and fast-paced training, Villahermosa will address why schools must focus on various areas of infrastructure and training to enhance their survival rates during incidents, and why schools must ensure they are planning for crisis and not for comfort.

During this training, attendees will:

  • Realize why their school P.A. system is the most critical component during a lockdown
  • Learn how partnering with technology in activating their school’s lockdown plan can save more lives
  • Increase their knowledge in preventative options with P.A. systems, locking or barricading doors, and glass windows, and their vulnerability in these events
  • Learn why arranging law enforcement access into your school before an event occurs can save more lives

Serving in many different public safety roles, Villahermosa has gained various perspectives on both internal and external threats, enabling him to effectively teach threat management to campus leaders. In addition to serving as deputy sheriff with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years, Villahermosa served on its SWAT Team for 30 years. He also served 15 months as the Director of Campus Safety at Pacific Lutheran University in a contract partnership where he worked on all security aspects related to staff and student safety.

Villahermosa was also the first certified Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for law enforcement personnel in the state of Washington and was a firearm instructor and certified active shooter instructor for law enforcement personnel. Additionally, he participated in dozens of trainings related to terrorism prevention and response, as well as in hostage rescue, and has put that training into action during actual high-risk situations while under fire.

To view the full agenda for Campus Safety Conference Texas, visit You can also register for the event by clicking here. Advanced discount pricing ends June 14.

Can’t make CSC Texas but are still interested in attending one of the events? Campus Safety Conference West is happening July 10-12 in Henderson, Nevada. On July 10, one of two workshops will offer tools needed for campus leaders to prevail through any crisis — including lockdown events.

View the full CSC West agenda here or register to attend here.

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