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A.L.I.V.E. stands for Assess, Leave, Impede, Violence, and Expose. These are the steps that anyone can take to more effectively respond should you ever be confronted with an active shooter situation, terrorist attack, violent attacker in the workplace, and other potentially deadly events.



You should be able to go to work, send your kids to school, enter a government building or healthcare facility, attend your place of worship, and enjoy public events, without being afraid for your life.

However, our society is becoming increasingly violent and less than 5% of Americans have taken any form of active shooter survival training. How prepared are you if violence suddenly forces itself into your world?

No one should have to worry about not seeing their loved ones at the end of the day because some coward decides to take their inability to cope with the world they’ve created, out on innocent people in the form of mass killing.

About Michael Julian, CPI PPS CSP - ALIVE Founder


Michael Julian began his career in investigations and security assisting his father Ron Julian, the founder of his company National Business Investigations (NBI), at the age of 16. He majored in Administration of Justice in college where he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order for academic achievement.

He began working full time for NBI in 1990, specializing in surveillance operations, and continued his education by completing the California Department of Justice Reserve Law Enforcement Academy, and studying advanced surveillance techniques from the National Association of Investigative Specialists.

Michael joined the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) in 1995 where he served as a District Governor, on the Legislation and Technology Committees, Education & Training Task Force, Board of Directors as the Vice President of Administrative Services for five terms, and as President in 2012 and 2013. Michael created MPS Security & Protection, the personal and asset protection division of NBI, in 2003 to satisfy the increasing demand for executive level and facility security services. 

He is licensed in multiple states as a Private Investigator and Security Professional, is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and Executive Security International, and Board Director or member of several national and international security and investigator associations.

Michael’s security training includes behavioral threat assessment, active shooter survival, executive and asset protection, self-defense, defensive and evasive driving, close protection, aviation security, interview and interrogation techniques, protective surveillance and counter surveillance, and covert protection.  He teaches courses in Executive and Asset Protection throughout the United States and is a trusted security consultant for numerous organizations providing personal and asset security solutions and teaching workplace violence identification and reaction, and active shooter survival.  Michael is a featured security expert for Los Angeles ABC Channel 7 News.

Training That Really Works!

Mr. Julian,

My name is Liz Moreno.… about three years ago you came in and gave us your A.L.I.V.E. training course… but I never in a million years thought I’d have to use it.

On October 1st I was in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival… when all of a sudden I heard what sounded like firecrackers… Everyone immediately got down in a big pile… in that very second… your training popped into my head. I told my boyfriend, “We need to leave!”

I truly believe taking your training is what told me to make that decision and say without a doubt that we have to run, which ultimately saved us. Had we stayed there we may have gotten shot, trampled or who knows what.

Thank you!

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Active shooter mass killings have become a horrible reality in our society and no place is immune to them.


In his book, Michael Julian, CPI, PPS, CSP shares how essential the appropriate actions you take in the first ten minutes of an active shooting can be for your survival. How every second counts to stay A.L.I.V.E.


Julian’s survival guide provides simple tools to help you in the event you find yourself in this type of scenario. He teaches you how to prepare yourself using a security mindset, and fight through your fear with a survival mindset so you can evaluate your situation and react appropriately.

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