For over two decades, Chris Bianez (pronounced like "Be Honest") has been delighting audiences of all ages with programs that are content-rich, research-based, and generously sprinkled with humor to keep attendees laughing while they learn. His keynote addresses and workshops provide members with tools and strategies to increase their personal and property safety.
Chris has been a police officer for over 23 years. For the past 13 years, his full-time assignment has been in the Crime Prevention Unit, where he provides safety education and has delivered thousands of programs to corporations, associations, schools, and places of worship on a variety of safety topics, such as:
Chris is also a sought-after speaker for overcoming adversity. Despite great disappointments and abuse, Chris defied the odds, accomplished many goals, and realized his childhood dream.
What makes Chris Bianez such an inspirational authority on overcoming adversity by turning life’s negatives into life’s great triumphs of achievement? Simply put: His own story...
His Remarkable Story - Facing Adversity with Fortitude
Chris Bianez’ dream to become a police officer, fueled by his desire to make the world a better place by ridding it of drugs, was shattered upon discovering his parents were drug addicts. He was crushed. Refusing to live around drugs and all their negative affects, Chris ran away from home with someone whom he mistakingly believed to be a trusted young adult.
When the FBI located them six months later, the young man harboring Chris was released with no charges while Chris was jailed for leaving his home. Upon his release, the abusive man relentlessly stalked and threatened the adolescent until Chris returned to live with him. Six heart-breaking years followed.
Despite these challenges Bianez set and achieved goals. In high school, as a springboard diver, he broke all school and league records and went on to be a three-year undefeated champion in the San Antonio League. In his senior year, Chris won the Southern California State Gymnastics Championships on the horizontal bar. Bianez received a double athletic scholarship for gymnastics and diving and went on to attend college. He received his B.S. in Human Relations and Business and his M.S. in Human Resource Training & Development.
In 1997, Chris achieved his childhood dream when he became a police officer. Chris' story inspires others to know that they can move past negative experiences and achieve their goals.
His Law Enforcement Story
Officer Bianez began his law enforcement career with the Plano Police Department in April 1997. During his tenure he has worked the following assignments: patrol, D.A.R.E.®, and is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit. Chris’ full-time assignment is safety education, helping organizations protect their people and property. Bianez is passionate about providing people with the educational tools and strategies they need to help them avoid being victims of crime.