This Campus Security Summit is a one-day event for security and safety campus and education officials to learn about new solutions and technologies for campus security, emergency response and management, and public and life safety. During the summit, attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear firsthand stories from area campus police chiefs, as well as network and learn vital information from industry experts and each other on crisis communication, active shooters, parent/student reunification and more.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

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8:30 am - 9:45 am Taking Control Online to Keep Secondary Emergency Incidents to a Minimum

When there is an emergency situation on campus, a chaotic mass panic online always follows. This online panic, mostly on social media platforms, can shape the public’s perception of an incident before your team has been able to disseminate factual information. Michael Thompson, the Chief of Police at Arizona State University, will speak on how to manage these “secondary incidents” online by getting out ahead of the false reports, tweets and Facebook posts. Chief Thompson will describe what facts and evidence should be withheld from the public as well as what information should be shared immediately and the methods for pushing factual reports out in a timely manner. Take control of what is being said about incidents on your campus by keeping these secondary online incidents to a minimum.

10:00 am - 11:15 am Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter on Campus?

We’ve seen it before with tragic events that seared the names of schools and campuses into our minds — Columbine High School, West Nickel Mines Amish School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the most recent Santa Fe High School. There have been 220 school shootings since Columbine.

The current information will help campus administrators and emergency responders prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. The ideas presented will address steps schools and campuses can take to mitigate the risk of an active shooter – including what can be done to help prevent such an event as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a situation should it occur.

The combination of well-planned security procedures, risk assessments, crisis preparedness planning, security technology, and training can help to reduce incidents on and around school campuses.

10:00 am - 11:15 am Creating a Comprehensive Security Plan for your Campus
  • John Meza Director of Student Affairs and District Safety Tempe Union School District
11:15 am - 1:30 pm Networking Session/Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Parent/Student Reunification Policy: Tips & Tactics Emergency situations are stressful, having a specified plan for reuniting students with their parents in the aftermath can help. In this session, James Dorer, Security Director at Scottsdale Unified School District will speak on the Parent/Student Reunification process and what tips and tactics he has learned in his experience. Dorer will touch on best practices for planning, training and implementing a reunification process following an emergency incident including mediating questions from parents and communicating pick up locations in an efficient manner.
  • James Dorer James Dorer Security Director Scottsdale Unified School District
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm How to Reduce Security Incidents on Your Campus

There are more than 130,000 K-12 schools and more than 4,000 colleges/universities in the United States. Administrators and campus officials must continue to provide a safe and secure campus environment for their 70 million students.

Recent incidents on campuses emphasize the need for adopting, implementing and practicing emergency preparedness plans. While it is impossible to eliminate all the risks, this presentation will help identify measures that can be put in place to help minimize tragic situations from occurring and show how to deal with emergencies when they do occur.

You will learn how a thorough all-hazards assessment can identify potential shortfalls in your campus security as well as what innovative security technologies are available to address these concerns.