Bio

Steven Grasso is a seasoned law enforcement officer from the Agawam Police Department. Rising through the ranks, his time as a patrol sergeant, safety/crime prevention officer and narcotics supervisor, in particular, uniquely qualify him for his role of instructor with Protective Advanced Safety Services (PASS), an organization he co-founded with John Nettis and Mark Poggi. With experience in crime scene management, drug identification and incident command systems, Grasso brings a believability to scenario-based learning, allowing participants the unique opportunity to witness and respond to workplace emergencies, evacuating their own work spaces following routes mapped out by PASS. To further customize his training experiences, Grasso and his team make it a point to visit the workplace to identify vulnerabilities unique to the property so that when they do provide training, it’s customized, relevant and actionable should an emergency occur.

  • Certified in Active Shooter/A.L.I.C.E. Trainer
  • Trained with Mass State Police Tactical Response Team for Active Shooter in 2016, 2017 and (April) 2018
  • Trained with James Markowski (ATF Tactical Team Member) in Active Shooter Response in 2014 and 2015
  • Tactical Enhanced Patrol Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Sexual Assault Investigator
  • Attended numerous Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officer’s Association (MJPOA) conferences on Active Shooter Situations in Schools and Threat Assessment
  • Received four letters of commendation from the Agawam Police Department
  • Letter of recognition from Windsor Locks Police Department for apprehension and conviction of murder suspect
  • Letter of recognition from Sonitrol Alarm Company for apprehension of two suspects for burglary
  • Letter of recognition from Attorney General’s Office for duties performed at Ground Zero after the 911 attacks
  • Letter of recognition from Lynn Police Department for apprehension of a suspect in a shooting of four individuals
  • January 23, 2018 – CityStage and Symphony Hall – Active Shooter Training and Presentation
  • June 8, 2018 – New England Synod Conference at the Mass Mutual Center – Place of Worship Active Shooter Training