Retired FBI Special Agent and former local business leader Jonathan Lacey starts security training and consulting company in Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo, New York, December 16, 2019 – Jonathan R. Lacey, who grew up in Williamsville, New York, announced the opening of Security and Training Solutions, LLC. His security consulting practice will be based in Buffalo, New York and will provide proprietary Active Assailant Survival Skills Training and workplace violence risk mitigation services to businesses, community organizations and families nationwide. The training provides clients who have no prior experience with the skills to deter and survive active shooter and similar attacks. The curriculum is based on 30 years of FBI and military tactical experience, as well as government and industry standards.
Lacey, a graduate of Williamsville South High School and the United States Military Academy at West Point, retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018 after more than two decades of service. He is experienced in active shooter response, hostage negotiation, crisis management, special operations, firearms, undercover operations and the investigation of public corruption and counterintelligence matters. His last position in the FBI was as the Crisis Manager, Training Coordinator and Active Shooter Coordinator for the FBI’s Buffalo Division. In this role, he oversaw the training of all of FBI Buffalo Division staff, as well as state and local law enforcement officers in FBI Buffalo’s 17-county region. The training he provided to law enforcement leaders included crisis response and active shooter response. Lacey also led FBI Buffalo’s efforts to plan and execute a response to crises using FBI Buffalo resources as well as those from regional and national FBI units and local partner agencies. Lacey was assigned to FBI offices in Laredo, Texas and San Antonio, Texas following his graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia
After graduating from West Point, Lacey served as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army. He is an award-winning businessman, having worked as a sales representative for Pfizer, Inc. in Los Angeles and as a Senior Manager of Sales and Customer Service and Senior Product Manager for Advanced Energy, Inc. in Lockport, New York.
Quotes: “We see news of horrific attacks at an appalling rate. Many people have become weary of these incidents and feel anxious because they don’t feel prepared to respond to them,” said Lacey. “I’ll use my expertise to train businesses, community organizations and families so they are confident that they have done their due diligence to prepare. Proper training and planning, including comprehensive workplace violence prevention policies, are the best antidote for anxiety about active assailant attacks.”
Jonathan Lacey is available as a law enforcement expert for media interviews and appearances, particularly to assist in the analysis of violent incidents, including active assailant and hostage situations.
For more information, please contact:
Security and Training Solutions, LLC
Jonathan Lacey, Principal
Office: 716-424-2078 | Mobile: 716-449-8965