Human Resources & Security Expertise

Dr. Steve Albrecht manages a training, coaching, and management consulting firm, using a dedicated and experienced team of subcontractor specialists. As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Steve is internationally recognized for his expertise in high-risk HR issues.

One of Steve’s speciality consulting areas is library security. Since 2000, he has trained thousands of library employees, live and online, in service, safety, and security. He has worked with city and county libraries, K-12 libraries, college and university libraries, special libraries, and law libraries in over 28 states.

His library training programs are fast, entertaining, and provide communication, service, and de-escalation tools that can be put to use immediately in the library workspace with all types of patrons.

Steve’s new book, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, was published this spring by Rowman & Littlefield, and is available here on the Amazon link at

In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. You can order that book here:

He provides HR consulting, site security assessments, coaching, and training workshops in supervisory improvement, workplace violence prevention, harassment prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, team building and team conflict resolution, negotiation, and stress management.

Dr. Albrecht holds a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Security Management, and a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.). He is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management, as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security, and as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) by the Center for Credentialing and Education. He has received over 48 hours training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).  Steve holds the national designation, “Certified Threat Manager” (CTM), from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He is among the first group of ATAP members in the US, Canada, and Europe to receive this certification.   

In 1994, Steve co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. Besides his work as a conference presenter and keynote speaker, he appears frequently in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace and school violence, domestic violence, security, crime, road rage, and terrorism. He continues to write, train, and speak on the prevention of workplace and school violence. Steve has interviewed three workplace murderers in prison as part of his research.

In 1999, Steve retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant. He spent six years in the Domestic Violence Unit, where he handled over 1,500 cases.

You can find his collection of 25 books at his Amazon Author’s Page:

From 1996 to 2013, Dr. Albrecht worked as a Course Leader for the American Management Association, teaching two and three-day supervisory seminars. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, Cal State Fullerton, Brandman University, San Diego State University, and National University.

Steve is the past president of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and a member of the ATAP Great Plains chapter.

He lives with five dogs, two cats, and three chickens. (Not all in the same room, of course.)

He has significant teaching and consulting experience in the following areas:

  • Workplace and School Violence Prevention
  • Safety and Security in the Workplace
  • Library Safety & Security
  • Dealing with Difficult or Dangerous Customers/Taxpayers/Library Patrons
  • Sexual and Racial Harassment Prevention
  • Our Respectful Workplace: Diversity Awareness for Employees
  • Substance Abuse Awareness in the Workplace
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Requirements for Safety-Sensitive Employees
  • Supervisory Skills Updates
  • Added Value Negotiating
  • Employee Coaching
  • Team-Building and Team Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Service Leadership
  • Customer Service for the Frontline
  • Police Training Programs on Supervision, Coaching, and Patrol Tactics

For more information about Steve or his programs, please contact him today.

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