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District of New Mexico

Friday, August 8, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office and HSI Sponsoring Free School Safety and Preparedness Training in Espanola

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Albuquerque office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are sponsoring a free school safety and preparedness training conference in Española, N.M.

The training, “Emerging Issues in School Safety,” will be presented by the Educator’s School Safety Network at the Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo De Oñate, in Española, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.  The target audience for the training include school administrators, security personnel, teachers, and other government and law enforcement officials with an interest in improving school security and preparedness and reducing firearm violence.  Topics to be covered include lockdown enhancements, threat assessment management, student technology use in a crisis, and parent reunification planning.

“In the wake of past tragedies, we need to take all possible steps to ensure that our kids are safe when they go to school,” said U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez.  “This training is part of the Justice Department's efforts to work with communities in New Mexico to protect our young people.”

The training is free.  Individuals who would like to participate may register for the training by contacting Law Enforcement and Community Outreach Specialist Alyssa Skrepcinski at

The Educator’s School Safety Network is comprised of consultants with backgrounds and expertise in the areas of education, emergency response, law, technology and criminal justice.  Information about the Network is available at

Updated January 26, 2015