About Michael Julian, CPI PPS CSP
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.
A.L.I.V.E., which stands for Assess, Leave, Impede, Violence, and Expose, was created in 2014 when Michael began teaching his Active Shooter Survival philosophy throughout the United States. His book on the subject, 10 Minutes to Live: Surviving an Active Shooter Using A.L.I.V.E. was published in 2017 and the online version of the A.L.I.V.E. Training Program was launched in 2019 and is now part of the corporate security training program for companies throughout the world.
In mid-2019 the first A.L.I.V.E. Instructor Certification Course was held in Southern California, creating several new, certified instructors to present the program. Michael is now a keynote speaker at conferences, but still teaches the course to select businesses, public utilities agencies, medical and educational institutions throughout the world.