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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8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration - Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 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 - 10:30 am Networking Expo
10:30 am - 11:30 am Creating a Comprehensive Security Plan for your Campus School districts put much thought and time into their emergency response planning and lock-down procedures, but without the right mind set and situational awareness these plans can be ineffective. John Meza, the Director of Student Affairs and District Safety for the Tempe Union High School District and retired Chief of Police for the City of Mesa, will speak on the importance of maintaining a trained response to a crisis and violent situations. Director Meza will also discuss the importance of lock-down procedures and emphasize on building confidence in the school environment with both staff and students. The session will also cover the importance of working together with local police departments and utilizing effective strategies in preventing school violence. Be prepared, get involved and be part of building a safe secure school.
  • John Meza Director of Student Affairs and District Safety Tempe Union School District
10:30 am - 11:30 am Law Enforcement Response to an Active Shooter Incident Having the knowledge of what to do and knowing what to expect from law enforcement during an active shooter incident is crucial when preparing and planning critical incident procedures. This session will inform registrants how response has improved since the Columbine incident as well as how response has progressed by building relationships with local police and working together. Included in this session will be a discussion on School Resource Officers. The SRO has become a key element when planning and preparing. This session will look at how the SRO has evolved and provide insight on duties and expectations. 
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Expo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Expo and Raffle
1:30 pm - 2:15 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 - 2:15 pm Securing Large Events on Campus One of the most demanding tasks on a campus is preparing for and executing security protocols on the day of a large event on campus. Assistant Chief Foster will address how Arizona State University, one of the largest universities in the country, tackles planning and preparing for large events on campus from a security and safety perspective and the unique challenges ASU has had to deal with securing large events, as well as what policies, technologies and best practices are used on the day of the event.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Preparing for an Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight

This presentation covers in-depth the preparedness and response to an active shooter situation. A wide-range of active shooter topics are discussed; from historic case reviews, to preparedness steps, to response options. This presentation uses a wide range of real-world examples to reinforce the individual security and safety message in a dynamic situation. The presentation is designed to address emergency procedures that could be used by students, faculty, and staff, for both on and off campus emergencies. Everyone is encouraged to take an active role in the detection, reporting and prevention of violence.