Chris Grollnek

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Founder, Safe2Safest


Award winning active shooter and domestic terrorism prevention expert with more than 20 years of industry experience. As one of the nation’s highly respected policy experts in the prevention of domestic terrorism, Chris advises the highest levels of government and corporate executives through his workplace violence coalition known as the Safe2Safest Strategic Alliance.


Recognized as a leader of police and public safety initiatives, Chris is responsible for advising the highest levels of government and corporate executives. Governors, presidential candidates and political think tanks often rely on Chris’ experience, which includes time spent testifying to House and Senate committees. Under Oath, Chris has provided testimony regarding the need for specific counterterrorism initiatives at the behest of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


With extensive experience in small to medium-sized consulting businesses, Chris organized and currently leads a work-place violence coalition comprised of 15 companies, known as the Safe2Safest, Strategic Alliance. Each of the 15 participating companies is recognized as the nation’s leading expert within their industry for a specific security discipline. Prior to his current endeavors, Chris spent 12 years as a Marine and Marine Corps Senior Drill Instructor. During his service, he was awarded several commendations and received record-setting accolades, including Drill Instructor of the Quarter, and the number one spot on the Meritorious Promotion List to a Staff Rank – reserved for the top 1% of Special Duty Marines. Chris served as a police corporal, narcotics detective, SWAT operator and element leader, and police officer for the City of McKinney, Texas between 2002-2012, and indefinitely retains his Master Peace Officer license in the State of Texas. He was selected early on in his career by his peers and supervisors to serve in board-level leadership positions such as secretary, vice president, and president of the McKinney Police Association. While serving on the board, Chris
was instrumental in arbitrating raises and reducing budget constraints over a five-year period.


Master of Science, Administration of Justice and Security, University of Phoenix

International School of Police Management



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