The National Association of School and Campus Police Chiefs Leadership Training Track
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Creating and Implementing A Tailor-Made School Safety Ecosystem
Creating and Implementing A Tailor-Made School Safety Ecosystem Providing a safe and secure school environment for our children has become extremely complex as superintendents, school police chiefs, directors, staff, and leaders face unprecedented social changes, potential targeted acts of violence, pandemic issues, and catastrophic events in our nation’s schools. Now, more than ever, it is critical to have a robust program in place to quickly respond to school safety situations. Learn how to create a school safety ecosystem for your schools that includes prevention, intervention, and diversion strategies designed to minimize the potential for targeted acts of violence to occur on your campuses. In addition, you will learn the essentials for building a comprehensive emergency response toolbox, filled with resources that can be applied efficiently and effectively to meet the demands of a catastrophic event.
Presenter: Frank Kitzerow, Retired Chief of Police and School Safety Specialist for the Palm Beach County School District Police Department
Partnerships Between School Police and Mental Health Professionals: A Necessary Collaboration in Action
Creating a partnership and collaboration between school police, mental health workers, and school administration provides significant opportunities for preventing school violence and supporting our students, while enhancing overall school safety. Establishing a robust threat assessment and mental health capacity equips your team to successfully mitigate the potential targeted act of violence before it occurs. Learn the essentials for building a behavioral services team, the intricacies of training, the collaborative process, and the long-term implications of case management.
Presenters: Michael Waites, Major, Commander of the Palm Beach County School Police Department Behavioral Services Unit and June Eassa, Assistant Superintendent for Student Wellness.
When the Unthinkable Happens: Navigating Your Way Through an Actual Violent School Attack
Targeted acts of Violence on school campuses occur quickly and often unexpectedly, with extreme violence, and long-term consequences. Robert Hatcher is an experienced, well respected principal in one of the largest school districts in the United States. He will share with you his experiences associated with a violent attack that occurred on his campus on the last day of school before summer break. Principal Hatcher will also speak about the lessons learned, the importance of safety planning, the long-term implications, coordination with the police, and incident management tactics. This is an opportunity to learn directly from a school principal that found himself in the situation of navigating the challenges associated with a fatal targeted act of violence on his campus.
Presenter: Robert Hatcher, Principal, Palm Beach County School District
Putting it all Together: A Panel Discussion on School Safety
Join the National Association of School and Campus Police Chiefs Leadership Track presenters for a multi-disciplinary, executive level panel discussion on school safety. You are welcome to participate in this important conversation designed to promote school safety practices, initiatives, and leadership.
Presenters: Frank Kitzerow, Retired Chief of Police and School Safety Specialist for the Palm Beach County School District Michael Waites, Major, Commander of the Palm Beach County School Police Department Behavioral Services Unit June Eassa, Assistant Superintendent for Student Wellness, Palm Beach County School District Robert Hatcher, Principal, Palm Beach County School District