John Lane


Los Angeles
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John Lane

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John Lane is Director, Crisis & Resilience Consulting for Control Risks. Based in Los Angeles, John focuses on issues of workplace violence, specializing in threat assessment, case management, prevention and response programs, and response. John also specializes in providing assessment and case management to clients who are stalked, including high-profile executives, celebrities, athletes and other public figures. Highlights of John’s experience include:

  • Conducting the internal investigation of a multiple homicide which occurred within the workplace of a major manufacturing company and follow-up training on workplace violence prevention and response to managers at 25 locations across North America.
  • Providing threat assessment and case management for organizations faced with potentially life-threatening situations. Most cases involve the analysis of threatening communications and interviews, the provision of an opinion as to the risk presented, advice on additional security measures and, if relevant, managing the provision of protective services until the threat is resolved.
  • Developing the template for a workplace violence policy and procedures for a US-based Fortune 50 company, taking into account cultural and labor differences across the client’s global locations.

Before joining Control Risks, John was a partner in a threat assessment company based in Los Angeles, providing risk assessment, case management, and training relative to the issue of workplace violence. Prior to this John was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department, where he retired as a Lieutenant. During his tenure, John developed their Threat Management Unit and was considered the foremost law enforcement expert on stalking.

John founded the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), uniting public and private sector professionals who are dedicated to issues surrounding threats and/or harassment.

John established the Threat Management Conference, the most prominent conference of its kind in the world.

John holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in Public Administration.