We are a Massachusetts based training firm. Since our inception back in 2003, our training has been delivered to both public and private sectors.  Our approach to safety and security is a holistic concept where we believe trained public safety officials and civilian frontline employees make up a two prong approach for protecting their environment.  

The combination of high patron volumes in confined areas in a system with no screening makes such places an ideal terror target.

Presently there is no level of patron screening at "soft targets" such as:

  • Mass Transit Systems
  • Non-secure public areas of airports
  • Public Areas of Sporting and Concert Events
  • Shopping Malls,
  • Public Areas of Theme Parks
  • Government Facilities.

Schools present a different challenge.  Learning institutions can be taught preventative measures as well as reactive measures in order to keep their community safe.

The only viable alternative is to screen for intent in order to identify potential high risk individuals entering critical infrastructure for the intent to do harm through the analysis of behavior pattern observation

PHI training  provides training to develop skills on how to recognize suspicious patterns and indicators of individuals who are observed to be displaying high-risk behavior.

Trained civilian front-line employees, teachers, security professionals and law enforcement professionals will be able to examine scores of patrons per minute to isolate the potential high-risk patron and determine if such potential high-risk patron is a threat to their environment thus warranting the need for law enforcement intervention.

 Co-Founder Todd McGhee's interview with Jim Broade after the Boston Marathon attack.

Co-Founder Todd McGhee's interview with Jim Broade after the Boston Marathon attack.

Currently existing security continuums make soft targets attractive for terrorist attacks due to minimal security resources which can cripple critical infrastructure systems and disrupt our United States economy.

PHI Training is frequently called on by main stream media to provide subject matter expertise in the areas of active shooter incidents, aviation security considerations, and violent extremism. 

Co-Founder Todd McGhee has been a security analyst for the media since 2011 and continues to provide insight and analysis on todays breaking news.

Our Team

Idalina Alarcon
Executive Assistant and Marketing

Todd McGhee
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Todd McGhee is a retired Massachusetts State Trooper and after a successful 24 year career in public safety he provides international training and education for the US Department of State, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance.  He also is a subject matter contributor to main stream media providing insight and analysis on homeland security, active shooter, aviation security and school security related topics.

Heather Bannister
Director of Administration


Instructor Staff

Todd McGhee is joined by a cadre of existing and former law enforcement officers who serve as lead and support instructional staff for several of PHI Training courses.  Their years of experience and professionalism compliments our training services around the nation.