Joseph Walker

In his time with the United States Department of Homeland Security, retired Police Lieutenant Joseph Walker trained several state and federal agencies on active shooter defense and tactics to defend against terrorist attacks.

With 25 years experience with the Reno Police Department, he combined his on the job experience with his expertise in Martial Arts to create curriculum for every audience.


He is a tenth-degree black belt in martial arts with two world karate championship titles and has provided dignitary protection and threat assessments for President Gerald Ford, Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Merle-Evers Williams, and Hank Aaron. He also frequently serves as an expert witness for criminal and civil trials.

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Shots Fired Surviving an Active Shooter/ Assailant is Walker’s third published book, distributed through Archway Publishing . The book details Walker’s  approach to his trainings and seminars, providing readers insights and tactics on how to survive in an active shooter situation.


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