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Alvarez Associates LLC, is a Northern California based firm that provides threat management, security consulting and workplace violence prevention training for private organizations, corporations, hospitals, cities and counties.  Our team of highly experienced consultants consists of corporate security directors, Certified Threat Managers, Law Enforcement personnel, emergency responders and mental health professionals.  Our multidisciplinary team members leverage decades of knowledge and applied skills. They understand the challenges your organization faces because they have manage them.


Our approach is Evidence Informed/Experience Applied.  In other words, we use industry best practices, incorporate current research and apply our “real world” experiences. One of  our primary goals is to take complicated issues and break them down to easy-to-understand strategies and solutions.


Hector Alvarez,



Hector is a nationally recognized security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention. His professional career and academic journey have been focused on the development and support of corporate threat assessment and violence prevention programs.  He has built over 30 years’ experience working as a Security Director protecting one of our nation's most sensitive critical infrastructures, a city Police Officer and as a professional security consultant. 


He understands the challenges organizations face when addressing threats of violence because he has responded to thousands of potentially violent workplace situations and has helped hundreds of organizations build their own workplace programs.  Hector has been called to provide litigation support in multiple high-profile incidents of workplace violence. As a California based consultant, he was active in the development of Cal/OSHA’s healthcare focused Workplace Violence Prevention standard and has already started preparing organizations for the SB553 implementation.

He holds a BS in Criminal Justice and a MS in Forensic Psychology.  He is recognized by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals as a Certified Threat Manager™ and is the Sgt. at Arms for the Northern CA Chapter of ATAP. He attended Gavin DeBecker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy and is also a certified instructor in Mental Health First Aid.  He is frequently called upon as a guest speaker and keynote presenter.

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Ms. Alvarez is the cofounder of Alvarez Associates LLC and is responsible for the on-going development and management of the Company's consulting and training programs.  

She has over 10 years experience supporting Alvarez’ threat assessment activities with a specific emphasis on Open Source Investigations (OSINT). She holds a BS in Psychology from San Jose State and a Master of Science in Instructional Design from Grand Canyon University.  

Jadelyn Alvarez

Director of Operations

Dr. Carr is a Principle Consultant for Alvarez Associates, LLC and Adjunct Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at North Central University. He is a professional educator and trainer who is considered a subject matter expert in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Administration of Justice.  His specialties are in Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, and Crisis Intervention Training. Dr. Carr holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical-Forensic Psychology and a Master’s of Arts degrees in both Clinical-Forensic Psychology and Organizational Behavior. As an intern and practicum student, Dr. Carr gained additional experience in psychometric forensic evaluations working with adults and juveniles who on probation and/or incarcerated. Dr. Carr has worked in an Administrative Segregation Unit and in a Mental Health Crisis Bed were he conducted threat assessments and crisis intervention management for patients with severe and debilitating mental health disorders.

Ken Carr, Ph. D., M.A.O.B.

Forensic Psychology

Principal Consultant

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