Social Media Threat Assessment, Healthcare Emergencies and Mass Shooting Incident Recovery to be Addressed at LA Campus Safety Conference

Jul 09, 2015, 11:51 ET from Campus Safety Events

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Safety Magazine announces keynote speakers, exhibitors and important program sessions for the Los Angeles Campus Safety Conference that is taking place July 23-24, 2015 at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles, CA.

The Campus Safety Conference's educational 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:

  • Emerging Trends in Targeted School Violence
  • Building Campus Safety and Security Programs
  • The Need for First Care Responders
  • Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools
  • Successful Approaches in Clery Act & Title IX Compliance
  • Social Media and High Risk Behavior
  • Determining Appropriate Levels of Public Safety Staffing
  • Behavioral Analysis of Active Shooters

Speakers include:

  • William Adcox (University of TexasHouston Police Department)
  • Roy Anderson (Clark County School District)
  • Timothy Anderson (Los Angeles School Police Department)
  • Tony Beliz (Beliz & Associates)
  • Joshua Bobko (First Care Provider.Org)
  • Jeffrey Cugno (Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles)
  • Clayton Cranford (Orange County Sheriff's Department)
  • Nina Delgadillo (Sacramento City Unified School District)
  • Steven Healy (Margolis Healy)
  • David Perry (Florida State University)
  • Sgt. Tim Rich (STOPit)
  • Stan Skipworth (Claremont Colleges)
  • Sgt. Chris Taylor (Sacramento Police Department)
  • Melissa Zak (University of Colorado-Boulder)

For the full list of speakers, please visit here.

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Police Chief Dustin Olson will deliver the opening keynote Thursday morning, July 23, 2015. He will discuss the lessons his department learned after the tragic May 2014 mass shooting that occurred near the UCSB campus.

"I truly hope no campus or community ever has to deal with what we did when six of our students were murdered, 13 more were physically injured, and countless others sustained psychological injuries," says Chief Olson. "While this tragic event occurred off of campus, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of having prior relationships established with a wide-variety of stakeholders, as it makes all the difference in an effective response and recovery. Start now to foster the culture of active bystanders who work together for the safety of the community."

Chief Olson has spent the past 25 years serving both the U.S. Marine Corps and the campus law enforcement professions. Before serving at UCSB, he held the position of assistant chief of police at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will deliver the closing keynote Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2015. He will address threat assessment procedures, awareness, and clear lines of communication that must be maintained on an ongoing basis to prevent tragic incidents and ensure the highest level of campus safety.

Sheriff McDonnell served for 29 years at the Los Angeles Police Department, holding every rank from police officer to second-in-command. While at the LAPD, he earned that Department's highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Valor, and helped create the blueprint for LAPD's community-based policing efforts that have now become a model for law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. Sheriff McDonnell is a proven and respected voice in local, state, and national criminal justice organizations, having served as President of the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association, President of the California Peace Officers' Association, a member of the California Commission on Peace Officers' Standards & Training (POST), and a board member of the Peace Officers' Association of Los Angeles County.

The Campus Safety Conferences are the premier events designed to help hospital, school and university police agencies and administrators safeguard the lives and property on their campuses. This year's events have been expanded to include hospital protection programs, and for the first time are offering education and training sessions for K-12, college/university, and healthcare officials. These annual conferences have become must-attend events for all stakeholders charged with preserving the security and safety of staff members, students and patients in our nation's education and healthcare institutions. Key sponsors of the event will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technologies and systems in safe guarding students, staff and others.

Los Angeles Sponsors include: Silver Sponsors: Axis Communications, CISCO; Exhibit Sponsors: American Signal Corporation, Applied Facts, ASSA ABLOY, AT&T, Controlled Products Systems Group, Everbridge, DAS Simplified, Eaton, MAXxess, MELE Associates, Milestone Systems, MySecurityTraining, NAPCO Security, OnSSI, Orator Plus, Inc., Prep and, SafeSchools Campus Management, Salient Systems, SchoolDude, Security Solutions, Spillman Technologies, Status Solutions, Talkaphone, Target Solutions, SONY, TKH Security Solutions, Video Safe, Vivotek; Association Sponsors: CCUPCA, NASSLEO, North Virginia Community College (NOVA), University of Chicago Police Department, University of Southern California Public Safety; Registration Sponsor: VectorUSA

General questions regarding the Los Angeles or Chicago Campus Safety Events should be directed to or by calling 855-351-0927. General attendee registration is now open for all conferences.

Press registration, interview requests and inquiries should be directed to or by calling 310-374-8100.

More information about the conference can be found and shared here:
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About Campus Safety Magazine
Campus Safety (CS) Magazine and exclusively serve campus police chiefs, security directors, IT personnel, emergency managers and executive administrators involved in the public safety and security of major hospitals, schools and universities in the United States. CS is a product of Framingham, MA - based publishing company EH Publishing, Inc. The print version is issued seven times per year and is distributed to more than 18,000 campus safety and security professionals nationwide. Online, attracts over 35,000 unique visitors each month, and is growing rapidly to serve the needs of the expanding campus safety market.

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