The ECLECTIKAN Survival System was founded in 1993 by Instructor, Dale Brown. Instructor Brown created this system so that individuals would be able to protect themselves from violent predators.
In 1994, Instructor Brown began training individuals on Detroit's East Side to protect their families and businesses from violent drug gangs.
In 1995, Instructor Brown started managing threat by developing strategies and tactics to rid his community of violent crimes.
With the assistance of the Detroit Police Department, their combined efforts resulted in a 90% decrease of violent crimes within their neighborhood, located in the 7th precinct. Monthly murders and daily home invasions ceased, resulting in a better quality of life for the families.
A civilian volunteer organization known as the Violence Intervention Protective Emergency Response System (V.I.P.E.R.S.) was formed by Instructor Brown. The quality of life for the community improved dramatically.
As a direct result of the V.I.P.E.R.S. program, the local business community reported an increase in business and the apartment owners reported a profit for the first time in 20 years.
In 1997, Instructor Brown established the Survival Scouts Program as a way to teach urban survival skills and to instill proper work ethics to the youth. Youth, ages 4 to 17, are taught basic self-defense, gunfire evasion, basic first aid, conflict avoidance, personal discipline, threat awareness and problem solving.
In 1998, Instructor Brown was contracted by trucking companies carrying precious cargo, seeking to hire members of the V.I.P.E.R.S. Academy. The trucking companies were being hijacked. Federal and local law enforcement agencies were unable to prevent the hijackings from occurring. From 1998 to 2010, V.I.P.E.R.S. Academy graduates, employed by these trucking companies have successfully prevented all hijackings and incidents of violence, without force or creating civil or criminal collateral issues.
In 2000, Instructor Brown founded the Threat Management Center and the Anti-Terrorism Bodyguard Academy. This organization currently provides education and facilitation for corporations, communities and educational institutions.
In 2005, Threat Management Center's Community Emergency Response Team, (C.E.R.T.) conducted a volunteer rescue mission during the first weekend after Hurricane Katrina. Threat Management Center's C.E.R.T. unit worked with law enforcement in New Orleans and deployed with U.S. Army Airborne units that were assigned to the U.S. Navy destroyer, Tortuga. The rescue operations were conducted throughout the flooded regions of New Orleans.
In 2005, Oakland County Prosecutors office recognized Instructor Brown and the Threat Management Center V.I.P.E.R.S. team by presenting them with an award for volunteering to protect many high risk domestic violence and stalking victims.
In 2005, Instructor Brown created a weekly television program, titled "Threat Management Center", which instructs viewers in strategies, tactics and logistics to keep themselves safe from violent predators.
In 2006, Threat Management Center V.I.P.E.R.S. team began its maritime nautical rescues, assisting private boat owners in distress along the waterways that border the U.S. and Canada.
In 2007, FOX2 News Detroit, interviewed and aired their report on the volunteerism provided by Instructor Brown and the V.I.P.E.R.S. team for victims of stalking and domestic violence.
Instructor Brown has successfully developed tactics, strategies and logistics to deter, detect and defend corporations and communities from both internal and external sources of violence and this is accomplished using primarily non-violent methods.
The success of this community based organization has evolved to include high level corporate facilitation.
Corporations discovered the success and discipline of the personnel within the organization and have retained Threat Management Center for training workshops and referral of protective service professionals.
Threat Management Center's history of success has led to high profile protective assignments that include, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Dr. Bill Cosby, Sylvester Stallone, an Ambassador from Venezuela and various other international assignments.