East Workshops

Friday, July 14

Workshop (Higher Ed Only)

Creating Your Annual Security Report
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Alison Kiss
Executive Director
Clery Center

Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities must distribute an annual security report (ASR) to current students and employees by Oct. 1. Join the Clery Center for a workshop on the annual security report to review the required content of the ASR as well as when, how, and to whom it should be distributed. The content will incorporate 2016 Department of Education guidance within the updated Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting.

Throughout the workshop, participants will analyze their existing content with the guidance of an instructor and receive feedback from other participants in order to determine compliance and identify changes to the report upon their return to campus. Participants will leave the session with a concrete action plan for making any necessary updates to their annual security reports.

Participants should bring:

  • The most recent copy of their institution’s ASR
  • Relevant campus policies they may want to reference

The Clery Center encourages institutions to send collaborative teams to learn how different offices on campus can contribute to the annual security report.

Abigail Boyer
Associate Executive Director of Programs
Clery Center

Workshops (K-12 and Higher Ed)

Role Playing Emergency Tabletop Exercise
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paul Timm
Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

During any crisis, it is important to be able to draw from all available resources. The special skills, training and capabilities of staff will play a vital role in coping with the effects of any disaster, and they will be of paramount importance during and after a major or catastrophic event.

Participants in this workshop will be placed in tabletop teams and be assigned specific roles (e.g. spokesperson, scribe, stakeholder). Once the rules and the emergency scenarios are provided, participants will have facilitated and timed discussions with Q&A time among their teams. Each team will then provide scenario updates throughout the exercise.

Threat Assessments and Active Shooter Response Strategies
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Jin Kim
Special Agent, PTI
FBI - New York Division

We can no longer operate as if nothing will ever happen on our campuses. Institutions must be using situational awareness tactics to help identify individuals at risk and anticipate active threat scenarios. In this session, presenters will conduct a historical case review; summarize an FBI Active Shooter Report and shooter profile; discuss strategic concepts, barricade techniques and alternative emergency response methods; discuss truths and myths about firearms; consider structural hardening, site preparation and other dynamic threat considerations; and detail first responder issues for law enforcement officials and Fire/EMS personnel during active threat scenarios.

Joseph Metzinger
Special Agent
FBI - Philadelphia Divison

The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police Department is proud to partner with Campus Safety Magazine as a co-sponsor of its annual conference. Campus Safety Magazine, as the foremost publication of its kind, will provide a venue where leading authorities can come together to enhance the collective knowledge that keeps our institutional communities safe and secure. NOVA looks forward to supporting this important event.