Jeff Green, CEO of SafeDefend, Responds To Arming Teachers With Guns

 

Earlier this week, a Kansas City Star article was published by Donald Bradley about teachers in the West Plains, Mo. area training to shoot back at active school shooters.  Jeff Green, CEO of SafeDefend, responded to the story.

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Green said, “My stance is the decision to arm teachers has to be determined by the district and their community. We provide a system of training, tools and notification to provide protection much like fire alarms and AEDs. It’s a passionate political debate that divides people. That decision clearly needs to come from a superintendent and his board. My system works really well with schools who choose not to allow concealed carry and for those who choose to allow.  My stance is the district makes the political decision, and we have the system that increases the effectiveness of which ever direction they choose.”
Green also stated that the training that is being used for SafeDefend is being taught by active duty police officers to ensure that everyone is provided the highest level of effective response with the system.

SafeDefend Press Release Published on YahooFinance

 

Jeff Green, CEO and founder of SafeDefend, issued a press release this week about how pepper spray was used to stop an active shooter in a Seattle school. The press release was published on YahooFinance.

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Founder and CEO of SafeDefend, Inc. Jeff Green

Jeff Green, CEO and founder of a new startup called SafeDefend, is touting an alternative to stopping active shooters that no one else is talking about and it does not include arming teachers with guns or spending millions of dollars on safe rooms. What is this former Kansas elementary school principal talking about? A Personnel Protection System (PPS) designed by law enforcement and former FBI agents for schools.
Green said, “Many ‘less than lethal’ options exist for a potent solution to school violence of which pepper spray is a great option. However, to maximize this approach, it is imperative to have a variety of tools and training available so staff members can have a tactical advantage over the perpetrator. This can be done at a substantial cost savings over most other systems and was one of the reasons why I created SafeDefend.”

Kansas City Star Interviews Jeff Green about SafeDefend

 

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Thank you to Ruth Baum Bigus with the Kansas City Star for interviewing CEO Jeff Green last month about his motivation to start SafeDefend and his future plans for his new personal protection system. Green spoke with Bigus about how Sandy Hook pushed him to further evaluate his former school’s safety procedures in a crisis situation, which led him to collaborate with law enforcement and leave his job to develop SafeDefend. He found that most employees lacked a plan of action for emergencies “I created a system that provides staff and employees with professional training, tools to go with the training and response options and professional monitoring in active shooter or other emergency situations.”

Green also highlighted the tools provided with SafeDefend, his challenges with jumping from education to the business world and Louisburg Library, purchasing the system.