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Personal Safety Training Inc. is committed to providing the finest level of training and service to you and your employees.  PSTI only provides the finest instructors, trainers and protective agents. Being knowledgeable by both education and real-world experience is what sets PSTI instructors apart from the rest! Our nationally-recognized training programs empower individuals in dealing with conflict, aggression, and violence in the workplace. Whether you are an individual, or represent an agency, we have the Basic and Instructor Course Certifications that YOU need.

Our commitment is to increase your confidence and skills during threatening or emergent situations

What makes PSTI stand out?

David Fowler has been involved in security operations, training, and protective services. David has worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of agencies and corporations throughout the United Stated and Canada. His presentations have included international, national and local seminars. David’s thorough understanding of safety and security, martial science and the philosophy of peace add an exciting and interesting approach to his style of presentation.

He is considered by many to be the most dynamic and motivational speaker and trainer in the security and personal safety industry.

Since 1990, David has been involved security operations, training, and protective services. David is a certified master instructor in several nationally recognized training programs such as: Workplace Violence Prevention, Code (Gray/Dr. Strong) Team Training, Handcuffing, Expandable Baton, Defensive Tactics, and more…. David has certified and trained thousand of individuals in these programs and others throughout the United Statesand abroad.
David Fowler is the founder and president of (PSTI) Personal Safety Training Incorporated as well as the author of the book “Be Safe Not Sorry – the art and science of keeping YOU and your family safe from crime and violence” as well as the AVADE® Seminars series and training materials. Dave is also the author of SOCS® (Security Oriented Customer Service) training program and training manual.

He is a Graduate of (ESI) Executive Security International’s advanced Executive Protection Program and the Protective Intelligence and Investigations program. He is a member of ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security), The International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA) the International Association of Healthcare Safety & Security (IAHSS) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.

By far, the best training approach is hands-on and we are always there to offer you that level of training. We are extremely responsive and able to work with you regarding schedules, pricing, and options. We set the industry standard for training methods and we bring it to your agency at a very competitive price.
David is happily married to the love of his life, Genelle Fowler. They live in Coeur d’ Alene, ID and have five children and one grandchild. David and Genelle have committed their lives to serving others through the mission of safety. Both David and Genelle, travel extensively providing training and consulting to corporations throughout North America.

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Meet Our Team

David Fowler
David FowlerFounder and President
Dave brings insight, experience, and a passion for empowering people and organizations utilizing the training programs and protective services that he offers here in the United States and in other countries. He is considered by many to be the most dynamic and motivational speaker and trainer in the security and personal safety industry.
Mark W. Mooring
Mark W. MooringMPA, CPP, CHPA
Mark worked for the LAPD for 25 years, 17 years as a supervisor. He gained broad expertise through assignments including Metro, Special Problems Units, Beach Patrol, Narcotics, Gangs, Internal Affairs, and as the Officer in Charge of the K-9 Units.

After retiring from the LAPD, Mark Mooring founded Proper Authorities to apply his vast education and experience developing programs for Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safety/Security Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, Personal Safety, Sexual Harassment,, Threat Assessments and Managing Assaultive Behavior.

Mark held the position of Chief of Protective Services at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center for 8 years. He was retained to re-design and implement a comprehensive security program covering all facets of planning, staff development and daily security operations characteristic of a large county trauma center Hospital. Mark has earned a B.S. in Business Administration in addition to a Masters in Public Administration both from USC. He holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) as well as the Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) designations.

Eduardo Montez
Eduardo MontezAdjunct Personal Safety Trainer
Eduardo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Personal Safety Training, with a specialization in workplace violence prevention. He is the safety and security training coordinator for the largest children’s hospital in Southern California, and has been entrusted with the training of over 5,200 employees, including nearly 650 medical staff.

Eduardo utilizes the most modern techniques and strategies for dealing with workplace violence prevention. His skillful dealings with all levels of administration, and proven leadership are only overshadowed by his willingness to learn, and his enthusiasm for instruction.

Eduardo’s aptitude for learning the latest methods and techniques of safety instruction has made him a valuable asset to Personal Safety Training Inc. His expertise ranges from the very basics of child safety, to the highest levels training in response to active shooter situations. Eduardo has a myriad of personal safety certifications and a passion for the subject matter. Eduardo is bi-lingual (Spanish), is well versed in violence prevention and brings an exciting and dynamic approach to Personal Safety Training Inc.

Just some of our Clients

Here are just a few of the most recent clients that have honed their personal defense skills through PSTI: