The Campus Safety National Forum being held June 24-26 in our nation’s capital is a can’t-miss educational event for security, emergency management, law enforcement and administrators responsible for the protection of hospitals and schools. Topics covered will include tips for dealing with the media, evaluating and budgeting security infrastructure upgrades, threat assessments and much more.
The conference and exhibitor expo will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C.
To register for the event, visit www.CampusSafetyConference.com
You can learn more about each university presenter in our slideshow, and here’s the sessions they’ll be hosting for the university track:
Two employees of the Clery Center for Security on Campus Inc., Executive Director Alison Kiss and Assistant Executive Director of Programs Abigail Boyer, will give an overview of the Jeanne Clery Act, explain how to implement best practices and teach skills for Clery Act compliance.
Northern Virginia Community College Police Lieutenant John Weinstein will discuss factors that cause potential conflicts, identify behavioral cues that could indicate violence and talk about tools to prevent or defuse toxic situations.
Weinstein will also host a session covering considerations when developing a departmental firearms program. He will explain why qualification for a firearm does not constitute training and why documentation is a key part of any firearms program.
Steven DeArruda, a senior security consultant, and Charles Peele, a network manager for information systems, will explain the tools and techniques needed to successfully implement major security infrastructure upgrades at your institution, including selecting the right technology and accurately assessing budgetary requirements.
Stephen Lopez, the Chief of the New Mexico University Police Department, will talk about the ways unarmed security personnel can help in an active killer incident, discuss training strategies for unarmed security forces and identify ways to integrate unarmed security with armed personnel during active killer incidents.
Lopez will also host a session giving executives without experience as a Public Information Officer (PIO) tips on dealing with the media. The session will talk about the needs of news organizations and give techniques to deliver effective messages during major incidents.
Managing Director of Agile Risk Group Inc. Dominick DeRubbio will give an overview of relevant OSHA standards and explain how to properly report workplace injuries. Emphasis will be placed on hazard communication, fall protection, permit-required confined spaces, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, record-keeping procedures and more.
Social Sentinel Inc. CEO Gary Margolis will discuss the basics of threat assessments, go over steps for identifying at-risk individuals and explore the importance of social media in making behavioral threat assessments.
Director of 32 National Campus Safety Initiative for the VTV Family Outreach Foundation S. Daniel Carter will explain the new sexual violence response requirements under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and will also compare and contrast the Clery Act and Title IX.
Managing Partner at SIGMA Threat Management Associates Gene Deisinger will explain the dynamics of targeted violence in the workplace, develop strategies for early identification and intervention of violence and help organizations apply threat management strategies in accordance with contemporary standards of violence prevention.
The Assistant Chief for the New York State University Police Department Lawrence Zacarese will discuss planning gaps and lessons learned from his experience dealing with Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Zacarese will also demonstrate the advantages of leveraging technology to create a proactive culture when it comes to dealing with natural disasters.
Director of Security Services at Mayo Clinic Health System Drew Neckar will talk about the inadequacies of traditional efforts to stop an active shooter, look at the successes and failures of one hospital’s response to a specific incident and cover basic elements of a security program that can prevent an active shooter.
Officials from the National Threat Assessment Center for the U.S. Secret Service will give an overview of types of targeted violence that have occurred on campuses and explain how colleges can adapt a model for identifying, assessing and managing persons of concern.
N.C. State University Deputy Fire Marshal Kristen Boggs will discuss best practices for fire and life safety education, enforcement and engineering. She will also explain how to start and maintain a successful emergency evacuation program, severe weather program and public education program.
Director of Marketing and Design for Code Blue Corporation David Fleming will talk about techniques for effective emergency notifications. Fleming will start by helping choose the right message and systems for your audience and then explain how to make the emergency message simple for the sender and receiver.
Director of Community Education for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Dianna Smoot will give the realities of child abuse, explain what conversations should and shouldn’t happen in a school setting and discuss the role of children’s advocacy centers in the community.
University Meteorologist Kevin Kloesel will explain how Oklahoma University is approaching weather safety awareness in daily operations and discuss weather monitoring, forecasting and decision-making strategies.
Strategic Planning Coordinator for Monroe Community College Richard Schill will explain how to initiate emergency response and notification systems, how to best protect faculty, staff, patients and property, and give important steps to building a new emergency alert notification system.
Executive Director of Safe Havens International Michael Dorn, our keynote speaker, will explain how mental stimulation can be used to improve emergency preparedness, how pattern matching and recognition can enhance security and how Dorn drills can be implemented to improve traditional skills.