FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and ROSEMONT, Ill., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Safety Magazine announces the keynote speaker and program sessions for the Chicago Campus Safety Conference on July 13-14, 2015 at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago in Rosemont, IL.
The Campus Safety Conferences are the premier events for helping hospital, school and university police agencies and administrators safeguard the lives and property on their campuses. This year's conference is expanded to include hospital protection programs, offering for the first time, education and training sessions for K-12, college/university, and healthcare officials. This annual conference has become a requisite event for all stakeholders charged with preserving the security and safety of staff members, students, and patients in our nation's education and healthcare institutions.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will deliver the opening keynote Monday morning, July 13, 2015. Since becoming Sheriff in 2006, he has introduced sweeping changes at the Cook County Jail, the nation's largest single site jail, aggressively re-structured the Sheriff's Police force, and improved operations of the Court Services Department. At the Cook County Department of Corrections, the Sheriff oversees a population of over 12,000 that includes inmates both housed on-site and ordered to alternative programs such as electronic monitoring. Sheriff Dart will provide an overview of his perspective on how colleges and local law enforcement can work together to make campuses safer for everyone. "The 2015 Campus Safety Conference is a great opportunity to meet with campus safety officials to discuss how local law enforcement can assist with issues that arise on K-12, college, and hospital campuses. I look forward to speaking at this event," stated Sheriff Tom Dart.
Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International, the world's largest campus safety center, will deliver the closing keynote Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2015. During his 25 year public safety career, Michael served as a lieutenant for the Mercer University Police Department, as the Chief of Police for the Bibb County Public Schools in Georgia, as the School Safety Specialist for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Office of the Governor, and as the Lead Program Manager of the Terrorism Division of the Georgia Office of Homeland Security. This dynamic, powerful and practical session will show specific techniques campus organizations can use to engage their staff, students and patients in their safety efforts. The take-aways from this session will focus on brief activities or exercise that can be used to make people safer without creating unrealistic levels of fear.
"While there is a deadly trend to put all of our eggs in one basket by either relying on technology or conversely on behavioral approaches, my address at the Campus Safety Conference will provide a holistic and comprehensive examination of how we can spot and react to danger using today's security technologies in concert with the latest research on the awesome power of the human brain," stated Michael Dorn, Executive Director Safe Havens International and author of Staying Alive – How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters.
The conference sessions feature top industry speakers who will address the most important security issues facing our campuses today. The presentations will share the latest techniques for detecting, preventing and responding to safety-related incidents. The full program agenda can be viewed here.
Program topics to be covered:
- Successful Approaches in Clery and Title IX Compliance
- Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools
- Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in K-12 Buildings
- Violence Free Hospitals – A New Way of Thinking
- The New Science of Precision Storm Warnings
- Before the Shots are Fired: Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident
- The Value of Social Media in Identifying At-Risk Individuals
- How to Teach Tactical Thinking in Non-Tactical Environments
- Sherriff Tom Dart (Cook County Sheriff's Department)
- Fountain Walker (University of Chicago)
- William Adcox (University of Texas – Houston Police Department)
- Tom Agos (Gurnee Police Department)
- Lawrence Zacarese (New York State University Police Department)
- Roy Anderson (Clark County School District)
- Dr. Michael B. Colegrove (University of the Cumberlands)
- Lori Casey (Woodland School District 50)
- Jim Crumbley (Risk Response Team, LLC)
- Michael Dorn (Safe Havens International)
- Rebecca Dreke (Stalking Resource Center)
- Drew Neckar (Mayo Clinic Health System)
For the full list of speakers, please visit here.
Chicago Sponsors include: Advanced Network Devices, Axis Communications, California College and University Police Chiefs Association, CISCO, G4S, NAPCO Security, NASSLEO, Northern Virginia Community College, Raptor, Response Technologies, Safeguard Risk Solutions, School Dude, Starin, Status Solutions, Siemens, The University of Chicago Safety & Security, TKH Security Solutions, University of Southern California Public Safety
General questions regarding Campus Safety Events in Washington, D.C., Chicago or in Los Angeles should be directed to [email protected] or by calling 855-351-0927.
The National Campus Safety Forum in Washington DC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from June 24-26, 2015. The Campus Safety Conference in Los Angeles will take place at the Westin LAX from July 23-24, 2015. General attendee registration is now open for all conferences.
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