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About Us

BEAR Safety and Security Solutions, LLC

The BEAR Safety & Security Team consists of…

Don Odom a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Special Forces and the 82nd Airborne Division. He is a certified NRA Basic Firearms Instructor, and has certified in NRA Basic Pistol, Rifle, and Personal Protection in the Home cours20160731_163516es. Don also has certification in “Hate in America Today: A National Overview of Far-Right Domestic Terrorism”; as well as The Use of Force, Shotgun, and Pepper Spray. He has also certified in firearms and self-defense on various and numerous training courses throughout his military, security and law enforcement career, which spans 39 years. Don has a vast knowledge of SCARS – Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary Systems and is an expert in Hand to Hand and Hand to Weapon Self-Defense. He is also a certified Personal Protection Specialist and has been teaching Self-Defense and Crime Prevention Awareness for 20 years. Don holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of South Alabama and an Associate Degree from Bishop State Community College.

Marie Odom is a professional businesswoman that discovered a love for training during her career.  As she traveled to meet with clients, she became acutely aware of the importance of personal safety for women.  She now holds certifications in Basic Pistol, Personal Safety Awareness instruction and in Self-Defense techniques. Marie holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of Montevallo.

Lauren Jones helps teach our BEAR Cubs program. Lauren holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of Montevallo in Elementary Education.

Pictured left to right:  Lauren Jones, Marie Odom, Don Odom