Mark J. Pohl, President and Founder, established The Pohl Group to help organizations improve violence prevention programs that create safer spaces for their employees, customers, visitors, and students and reduce risks associated with corporate liability. Violence in the United States is an epidemic and has permeated our places of work, schools, retail establishments and houses of worship. As a violence prevention expert who worked for decades with the Department of Defense and the FBI, Mark helps organizations establish and/or improve their violence prevention programs through state and federally recognized training programs in 3 core areas: Prevention, Response, and Recovery. Mark is dedicated to helping keep your organization safe. He is a U.S. Army veteran and Global War on Terrorism Medal Recipient (Iraq & Afghanistan) who is dedicated to organizational safety and volunteered to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent targeted attacks from occurring here in the United States.
Mark founded TPG after a distinguished 25 year career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Defense and the FBI's, Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trained instructor for Active Shooter Response and Tactical Medicine (TacMed) and the developer of training programs that help organizations improve workplace safety and security. He is also a research advisor for Purdue University, College of Homeland Security and has worked closely with CIA, FBI, DEA, IRS, and the U.S. Military and has conducted high profile and internationally recognized investigations including the historic and first extradition of a fugitive from Iraq to the United States. Mark also served as an undercover employee for the FBI in the U.S. and London, England.
Mark also provides speakers on fascinating and informative topics for your events:
The Explosion of Violence in America and Evidence-Based Tools That Keep Our Businesses, Schools, & Communites Safe (approved for CE credit):
This presentation has been provided to a wide variety of audiences including the Ohio Attorney General's Law Enforcement Conference, Ohio Department of Public Safety, The FBI National Academy Associates, the Department of Justice, and various corporate associations. Our violence prevention experts provides you organization with the latest statistics, trends, and motivations of active shooters and evidence-based tools that help keep your organization safe. This presentation includes a case study of the Oregon District Mass Shooting in 2019 to demonstrate how active shooter attacks develop and evidence-based tools to prevent them. We also provide your group with survival tips and a recorded interview of a survivor of the attack, only available through this presentation.
First Extradition from Iraq: The story of the first and historic extradition of a fugitive from Iraq to the United States in U.S. history. Insider details of the undercover operation that snared an international criminal and the 6 year cat an mouse game that ended in his capture in Iraq. The extradition almost didn't happen after a fight broke our onboard a Royal Jordanian commercial aircraft in Amman and the scrambling of an FBI aircraft that rescued the operation.
Ken Wall, Executive Vice President, is a retired Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI who has over 30 years of experience in military, law enforcement and private security. After serving as team leader at Shanksville, PA and The World Trade Center on 9-11-2001, Ken has seen firsthand the devastating impacts of targeted attacks. Ken specializes in working directly with organizations to build stronger programs that keep organizations and employees safe.
Ken helped lead the FBI's Critical Incident Response Team and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Ken has seen the negative impacts to first responders after responding to dozens of critical incidents including police involved shootings, mass casualty events, and terrorist attacks and is dedicated to improving employee wellness, self-care, and resilience.
Ken is the former Director of SAFE Cincinnati, a community-wide initiative to improve Jewish Cincinnati's readiness to deal with security threats. Ken is also an adjunct professor, College of Homeland Security and Terrorism Studies at Tiffin University. Ken's executive leadership experience and helping develop and lead resiliency training programs are critical to supporting our partners.
Mark Rogers, Police Training Executive, has over 30 years of experience working in law enforcement and corporate security. As a Special Agent with the FBI, Mark served for decades as the Cincinnati Division's training coordinator, hostage negotiator, and SWAT team operator. Prior to serving with the FBI, he was a Patrolman, Sergeant, & Detective for Alliance PD and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. Mark is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy (NA) and remains an active participant of the FBI NA Ohio Chapter. Mark specializes in working directly with Police leaders and security professionals to identify, form, and deliver critical training needs. Mark is the developer of the De-Escalation through Active Listening Training Program to help organizations reduce violent interactions through evidence-based de-escalation techniques. Mark's passion is the providing the best training available to strengthen Police departments and our nations heroes.