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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: SEBASTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL HOST FREE TRAINING SEMINAR ON PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES IN SCHOOLS ON FEBRUARY 20, 2013



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013

 






Fort Smith, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and Bill Hollenbeck, Sebastian County Sheriff, announced that the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is hosting Preparing Your School for a Crisis, a free training seminar on preventing and responding to emergencies in schools. The seminar will be given in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Institute, Safe Schools Initiative, and the Western District of Arkansas Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. It will be held at the Fort Smith Convention Center on February 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is open to all law enforcement, school administrators, and school security personnel. Law enforcement agencies and school administrators from Oklahoma are also welcome to attend. The training is ACE and CLEST certified for Arkansas. For a schedule of the topics that will be discussed, please see the attached flyer.

United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “Our office is proud to be a part of this community-wide effort. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure that our schools and our children are safe.”

Sherriff Hollenbeck commented, “This is a great opportunity for Arkansas Law enforcement and educators to work together in keeping our schools safe in Sebastian County and throughout the state.”

To register, please submit the attached registration form or simply provide your organizations name, number of attendees, and contact information by February 18, 2013, by mail, fax, or email to:

Arkansas Safe Schools
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas
414 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
FAX 479-441-0578
arwsafeschools@usdoj.gov

Registration and check-in on the day of the event will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Materials will be provided as needed. Lunch will not be provided. For questions, please call the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, at 479.783.1051, or the United States Attorney’s Office, at 479.783.5125, or e-mail arwsafeschools@usdoj.gov.

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