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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  • 29 Mar 2014

    PIVOTAL PERSPECTIVES

    March has been an extraordinary month – not only for me, but for suicide awareness, as well. Some time ago, I was asked to speak at the TED2014 conference, to be held in Vancouver, BC, March 17 -21. TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) is an eclectic group of people from around the world who gather […]

  • 06 Jan 2014

    WELCOME TO PIVOTAL POINTS

    I want to thank you for visiting our site and welcome you to our Pivotal Perspectives page. The New Year brings many changes, including new goals and a hope for success, both personal and professional, in the upcoming year. For me, having just retired from the California Highway Patrol after 23 years of service, January […]

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16nov

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20nov

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Northern Michigan UniversityJamrich Hall on campus

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Oakland, CA American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Marin County, CA (FBI Negotiations Course, Negotiations Instructor)U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate

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Norwich, CTThree Rivers Community College

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15feb

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