A Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Physical Security Measures and is trained in Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) to the level of SPSC2 through Center of Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), Cody has also held a Basic Pistol Instructor Certification through the NRA. His focus emphasizes Conflict Resolution, Stress Management Strategies, and Emotional Intelligence Development.
Cody also has certifications as an instructor through the American Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED, Basic Life Saver (BLS), and Emergency Medical Response (EMR).
In 2016-2017, Cody volunteered as a Public Safety Instructor for Colorado Springs Police Department through the Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS) program, as well as a CERT instructor for the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management.
In 2016 he developed a Realtor Safety course which was approved for professional CEU’s through Colorado Department of State’s DORA Regulatory Agency.
In 2018 Defense Education received its first government contract with the 4th Judicial District to provide safety training to victims of violent crimes.
Public Speaking & Presentations:
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ El Paso County OEM – CERT Training
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Colorado College – CERT Training
2017 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Palmer Ridge High School – CERT Training
2017 – Self Defense & Active Shooter Training @ Young & Williams
2019 – Probation Officer Safety Training @ T.I. Probations Services
2020 – Teen Women’s Safety Workshop @ Coronado High School (Colorado Springs)
2018 & 2019 – Authorized Service Provider of Self Defense Training via 4th Judicial Court to those who are victims of violent crimes and sexual assault.
Cody specializes in the modified application of military concepts, social skills, and leadership training, focused on improving the safety, security, and quality of life of the trainee. These concepts emphasize body language training, stress reduction, problem-solving, mental toughness, misdirection and other techniques to accomplish goals in unusually challenging and stressful environments.
His primary focus is to increase public safety within the community by offering both specialized and customized training, providing techniques simple enough for untrained civilians to use effectively. The desired outcoming being a significant increase in safety through risk mitigation and improved quality of life by establishing a lower level of unresolved conflict in their day to day social interactions.