John Villines

John Villines PresentingJohn Villines has dedicated his adult life to security management and crime prevention, helping individuals, government agencies and commercial property owners reduce their vulnerability to crime by applying a vast body of knowledge he has acquired over the past several decades. Having started his career over thirty years ago as a patrol officer, he has built a national reputation as a crime prevention expert, bringing to the table a unique blend of academic and practical experience.

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Academic achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies, with a field of concentration in criminal justice, including focus on Defensible Space
  • Master of Science in Security Management
  • Completed post-graduate study in statistics and quantitative methods at Harvard (used in his ongoing research related to crime causation and environmental crime prevention).

Earned professional designations include:

  • CPP from ASIS International
  • PCI from ASIS International
  • PSP from ASIS International
  • ICPS from International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners

Public and Volunteer Service:

  • Named to the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission in 2018
  • Appointed by the Governor to serve on the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
    • elected by his colleagues as Chair of that Board from 2004 to 2007 and again in 2010
    • Served through 2017 as a Cognizant Board Member

Maintains current board certification (State of Georgia) as an instructor for security and investigations.

A POST-certified instructor for advanced and specialized training of police officers, provided instruction in the following subjects:

  • Fundamentals of Crime Prevention
  • Preventing Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Conducting Crime Prevention Assessments

Thirty-year history supporting crime prevention activities:

  • Developed the first Crime Prevention Specialist training program for the State of Georgia (1981; 80-hour curriculum)
  • Authored "Personal Safety" chapter in the pre-certification study guide for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • Numerous community crime prevention presentations (pro bono)
  • Former Regional Director of Georgia Crime Prevention Association
  • Former Vice President of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (Atlanta Chapter)

Professional affiliations include:

  • The American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • The National Crime Prevention Association
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • International Association of Crime Analysts

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Joshua Villines

Joshua Villines

A threat assessment and investigations expert with over twenty five years of experience, Joshua's first collaborations with his father, John, were as a teenager working in his office. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Human Intelligence Group, but continues to collaborate with John on a wide range of cases, with a particular emphasis on workplace violence, active shooter, law enforcement training, and threat assessment.

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