about us

our history

The team has over 50 years of law enforcement, special operations, and 911 experience. We have come together to make this world a safer place for women by examining real cases of women who were in extremely dangerous situations and came out of it alive. By studying these cases, we have been able to develop new strategies and methods to increase the personal safety of women and to keep them Safe-from-Violence(TM). Our book, 27 Close Calls, is one way we are sharing this valuable information. . Additionally, we are spreading this powerful knowledge around the world by offering classes online and in person. To take a class, please click here. 


Our goal is to make 1 million women Safe-from-Violence(TM) by 2020 by sharing our cutting edge techniques. If you would like to learn more about our history, other projects, and Strider Lab, Inc., our parent non-profit and development team, please visit www.stridersafetyoperations.org

Our Founders

Dave Amis

Co-Founder

Dave Amis is the creator of the Close Call Method. Previously he served as a Reserve Sheriff's Deputy, a Colorado Ranger, a Police Academy Instructor, and a 911 Vice-President.

Connie Hartsfield

Co-Founder & Former Academy Director

Connie Hartsfield is a former Lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety (State Police) with nearly 30 years of experience. She served in patrol, investigations, governor detail and finally internal investigations. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Strider SFV Lab™. She leads the team of investigators which has examined over 200 cases of violence against women, searching for new solutions that work.


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