At Always Bev, our mission is to educate and empower individuals with skills to prevent crime and violent attacks on innocent people and communities. We emphasize the importance of awareness in everyday situations along with the significance in trusting our intuition.
"As you move about your daily routines, never let your guard down. The trickiest predators are the ones that walk among us, waiting and watching for an opportunity." ~Barb Jordan~
There is safety in numbers. When you have the chance, take somebody with you. If possible try and stay in groups of 3 or more.
Your body language should be strong and with a good walking pace. Keep your head and eyes up. Make eye contact with people who approch you and those that loiter in your environment.
When passing somebody make sure there is space, and that you create your own walking lane. If you pass somebody and feel concerned, it is OK to look back over your shoulder.
Understand intrusive conversations and pay attention to the personal information you are sharing with others, even if they are a familiar face.
Set ground rules at home, work, and campus for friends, guests and others that enter your inner circle.
Confide in your family and friends about a person in your life whose actions are concerning, especially if you keep getting a nagging feeling.
Stand firm if your response to somebody is “No.’ Your first thought is usually the right thought. Don't be charmed or manipulated to change your decision. Trust your intuition. Honor your "No."
If you are concerned about the behavior of an individual, report it. Some examples include threatening words, intimidation, aggression, stalking, and angry outbursts.
Assistant Chief of Police WSU
Retired Sergeant LAPD
Retired Police Lieutenant
Sergeant Madison County Sheriff Department
U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion
I have been a trainer for police departments and the civilian market for almost 25 years. Barb is such a good trainer, I trusted her to train my wife and daughter. Barb strongly believes in educating people to ensure their own safety due to the tragic loss of her sister. Her passion and dedication shows in all of her classes. This course prepares you for college, travel and everyday situations. Your time is well worth it!Larry MartinRetired Police Lieutenant
I would like to express my enthusiastic endorsement of Barb Jordan and her organization “Always Bev”. Barb came to Washington State University in Pullman, Washington to provide personal safety training to WSU students who were reeling from the recent murders of four University of Idaho students just ten miles away. Barb’s presentation skills allowed her to make immediate connection and earn credibility with her audience. She presented practical, actionable personal safety tactics that not only provided safety skills to students, but also empowered students with the confidence to no longer live in fear. Barb Jordan’s training was just what our students needed to help them cope with violence so close to campus. I highly recommend the “Always Bev” program to everyone, no matter their age or position in life. The skills learned in the program can literally mean the difference between life and death. It is a sad fact that all of us need to know when, and how, to employ personal safety strategies, even in “safe” communities. I am grateful for the important work of Barb Jordan who is passionate about equipping individuals with critical safety skills. As a law enforcement officer with over 45 years of service, I can tell you that exceptional people like Barb Jordan and her organization “Always Bev” make our communities a safer place.Gary JenkinsChief of Police, Washington State University