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.
Chief of Police, Washington State University