Aggression First Observers’ Course

Course Description

At the completion and passing the assessment of this Course’s first day, each participant will receive a certificate as an Aggression First Observer. Aggression First Observers are trained to identify and report Aggressive Behavior using scientifically validated objective measurable observables that do not violate HIPAA, FERPA or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Aggression First Observers’ receive our nationally recognized Aggression First Observers’ Certification.

We live with a hard truth: From the Moment of Commitment (when an assailant decides to pull his weapon and begin shooting) to when the first round is discharged is only 2 seconds! Within 5 seconds there will be dead, dying or wounded victims. Regardless how well trained or equipped your security might be, typically they will arrive stepping over those slain during those horrific first 5 seconds. This is unacceptable! We must get out in front of the horrific Moment of Commitment! Although there is no absolute (100%) violence prevention, CAPS offers the only scientifically reliable violence prevention system!

Participants learn how to:

  1. Evaluate the information made available by the trained Aggression First Observers
  2. Objectively assess the level of hostile intent and therefore the threat posed by the declared observables through the use of the Meter of Emerging Aggression
  3. Aggression First Observers will report the objective measurable observables to their Certified Aggression Managers.

The Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) Solution is based on years of research into aggressive behavior, and the recognition that practical tools to identify, measure, and assess specifically emerging human aggression. As a result, CAPS is the most effective “system” for achieving maximum safety and security in a practical, scalable and affordable way.

Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) provides the means and methods for Aggression First Observers, along with Certified Aggression Managers to reliably prevent conflict and thereby prevent any subsequent threats and potential crisis. Because CAPS addresses only “aggressive behavior,” it does not violate HIPAA, FERPA regulations and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) is uniquely built upon measuring the emergenceof aggression, providing Aggression First Observers along with their Certified Aggression Managers the opportunity to reliably prevent the next Moment of Commitment (shooting) as well as any violence or aggression with its proprietary Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua.


CAPS is owned by the Center for Aggression Management