Kevin Briggs entered the United States Army in 1981, where he spent three years serving across the United States and Europe. In 1987, he became a correctional officer and worked at Soledad and San Quentin State Prisons. In 1990, he graduated from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) academy and worked predominately on the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB). This assignment proved to be very challenging, as the GGB produced an average of four to six suicidal subjects, multiple collisions, and dozens of other law enforcement “calls” each month. In 1999, he completed training at the CHP Motor School, and in 2008, was promoted to Sergeant. Having graduated from the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Course, one of his duties was to train new CHP officers and GGB staff on crisis interventions/negotiations.
Sgt. Kevin Briggs retired from the CHP in November, 2013, to promote Crisis Management, Leadership Skills, and Suicide Intervention/Prevention worldwide. He continues speaking and teaching at conferences and law enforcement departments, as well as, consulting and advising major companies and corporations. Kevin Briggs’s personal story includes being a cancer survivor, overcoming heart issues, and divorce. He is also a survivor of suicide loss. His story and experiences have been featured in The New Yorker Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, NPR’s Bob Edwards Radio Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and People Magazine. Kevin also spoke at the 2014 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference, held in Vancouver, B.C. in March, 2014.
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