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2013 School Safety Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2013

     

Safety in Our Schools: Education, Prevention, Management
July 16-18, 2013
Columbus Convention & Trade Center - Columbus, Georgia

Conference Agenda

 Tuesday, July 16th

8:00 - 9:00 am        Registration                                                                                        Registration Desk

9:00 - 9:30 am     Welcome and Introductions                                                                  Ballroom C
                             Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney Middle District of Georgia
                             Dr. Garry McGiboney, Georgia Department of Education
                             Director Charley English, Georgia Emergency Management Agency –
                             Homeland Security

9:30 - 11:15 am      Terrorism:  The Lone Wolf Threat                                                   Ballroom C                               Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney
                              Greg Armes, National Security Specialist
                              U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia

11:15 – 11:30 Carbon Monoxide Detection Update                                             Ballroom  C
                      Ted Miltiades, Director of Construction Codes & Research
                      Dee Leclair, Project Manager
                      Georgia Department of Community Affairs
                             
11:30 – 12:30 pm    Lunch (Provided)                                                                                    Ballrooms A & B                                          
12:30 – 1:45 pm     Breakout Sessions                  

                      The School Resource Officer’s Role                                             Ballroom C
                      Karen Gray, Executive Director/Founder
                             Georgia Association of School Resource Officers

                      Bus Safety Issues                                                                             Foundry Room A
                      Garry Puetz, Director of Transportation
                             Forsyth County Schools

                      Beslan, Russia School Terrorism Incident                                 Foundry Room B
                             Greg Armes, National Security Specialist
                             United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia

1:45 - 2:00 pm        Break         

2:00 - 3:15 pm        Breakout Sessions

                             Active Shooter Response for Law Enforcement                        Ballroom C
                      Sgt. Jon M. Posey
                      Georgia State Patrol


                      Active Shooter Response for K-12 Schools                                 Foundry Room A
                      Anna Lumpkin, School Safety Coordinator
                             James Westbrook, School Safety Coordinator
                             Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Homeland Security

                      Plan, Prepare, React:                                                                       Foundry Room B
                      Active Shooter Response for Colleges/Universities
                             Steve Harris, Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness
                             The University of Georgia
                  
3:15 - 3:30 pm        Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm        Breakout Sessions
                             
                      The School Resource Officer’s Role                                             Ballroom C
                      Karen Gray, Executive Director/Founder
                             Georgia Association of School Resource Officers

                      Bus Safety Issues                                                                             Foundry Room A
                      Garry Puetz, Director of Transportation
                             Forsyth County Schools

                      Disguised and Concealed Weapons in Schools                          Foundry Room B
                             Pete Golden, Emergency Operations Coordinator
                             The University of Georgia

Wednesday, July 17th 

8:30 - 9:00 am        Registration and Information Desk Open

9:00 - 9:30 am        “Now Is the Time”                                                                                   Ballroom C                                     David Esquith, Director - Office of Safe and Healthy Students
                             U.S. Department of Education

9:30 - 11:30 am      School Threat Assessments                                                    Ballroom C
                      ATSAIC Michael Sweazey
                             United States Secret Service

11:30 – 12:30 pm    Lunch (provided)                                                                                     Ballrooms A&B

12:30 – 1:45 pm     Breakout Sessions

                             Safety and Security at Athletic Events                                        Ballroom C
                      Dr. Ralph Swearngin, Executive Director
                             Georgia High School Athletic Association

                      Child Sex Offenders                                                                         Foundry Room A
                             SSA William Donaldson, Behavioral Analysis Unit 3
                             Federal Bureau of Investigation

                      Legal Issues in Schools                                                                   Foundry Room B
                      Billy Mixon, Training Manager
                             Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1:45 - 2:00 pm        Break

2:00 - 3:15 pm        Breakout Sessions

                             New Department of Education                                                      Ballroom C
                      Discipline Reporting System
                      Marilyn Watson, Program Manager
                      Jeff Hodges, Program Specialist
                             Dennis Kramer, Senior Research and Policy Analyst
                             Georgia Department of Education

                      Child Sex Offenders                                                                         Foundry Room A
                      SSA William Donaldson, Behavioral Analysis Unit 3
                             Federal Bureau of Investigation

                      FBI Child Abduction Response Team                                         Foundry Room B
                             S/A Joseph Fonseca
                             Federal Bureau of Investigation

3:15 - 3:30 pm        Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm        Breakout Sessions

                             Safety and Security at Athletic Events                                        Ballroom C
                      Dr. Ralph Swearngin, Executive Director
                             Georgia High School Athletic Association

                      Legal Issues in Schools                                                                   Foundry Room A
                      Billy Mixon, Training Manager
                             Georgia Public Safety Training Center

                      FBI Child Abduction Response Team                                          Foundry Room B
                             S/A Joseph Fonseca
                             Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thursday, July 18th

9:00 - 10:15 am      Breakout Sessions

                      Understanding the Exercise Process                                            Ballroom C
                      Tod Keys, Exercise Program Manager
                             Cory Bushway, Exercise Program Coordinator
                             Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Homeland Security

                      Disguised and Concealed Weapons in Schools                          Foundry Room A
                      Pete Golden, Emergency Operations Coordinator
                             The University of Georgia

                      Emergency Operation Plans for Schools                                     Foundry Room B
                             Kristen Higgs, School Safety Coordinator
                             Danielle Graham, School Safety Coordinator
                             Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Homeland Security

10:15 - 10:30 am    Break                                                                                                             

10:30 – 11:45 pm    Understanding the Exercise Process                                   Ballroom C
                             Tod Keys, Exercise Program Manager
                             Cory Bushway, Exercise Program Coordinator
                             Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Homeland Security

                      Beslan, Russia School Terrorism Incident                                 Foundry Room A
                      Greg Armes, National Security Specialist
                             United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia

                      Emergency Operation Plans for Schools                                     Foundry Room B
                      Kristen Higgs, School Safety Coordinator
                             Danielle Graham, School Safety Coordinator
                             Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Homeland Security                             

11:45 – 12:45 pm    Lunch (Provided)                                                                    Ballrooms A&B         

12:45 – 2:30 pm     Newtown Massacre: Lessons Learned                                  Ballroom C
                      Lt. J. Paul Vance
                      Commanding Officer, Public Information Office
                      Connecticut State Police

2:30 – 3:00 pm       Closing Remarks & Certificate Distribution

  Additional IMPORTANT Conference Information

Breakout Sessions: Please be aware that seating in each of the rooms will be limited.  If the session is already full, please attend a different session.  Many breakouts will be offered twice.

Georgia P.O.S.T. Credit Hours: Law Enforcement attendees will receive 14 hours Georgia P.O.S.T. Credit.  Your attendance at each session is expected in order to comply with U.S. Department of Justice expectations and sponsoring state regulations.  Georgia P.O.S.T. training forms will be available in each session.  You will need your Officer Key Number (OKEY #) in order to get credit for your hours.

Certified Emergency Management (CEM) Credit Hours: Anyone interested in receiving CEM credit hours can submit a copy of your certificate to GEMA training in order to obtain the hours.

Certificates of Training: Certificates will be available on Thursday afternoon.

Evaluations:  Please participate in critiquing this conference by completing the evaluation form attached and submitting it to us at the conclusion of the conference.

For questions and assistance, please see any of the conference planning team and staff, who will be wearing BLUE badges.  

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

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