This Campus Security Summit is a one-day event for security and safety campus and education officials to learn about new solutions and technologies for campus security, emergency response and management, and public and life safety. During the summit, attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear firsthand stories from area campus police chiefs, as well as network and learn vital information from industry experts and each other on crisis communication, active shooters, access control and more.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration - Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Lessons to Be Learned from the Parkland, Florida Incident

Riverside, Illinois Police Chief Tom Weitzel will discuss the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. 

Since Riverside has a high school in its jurisdiction and students from five communities feed into that school, reviewing what happened in Parkland could be very valuable. 

Chief Weitzel will review the after-action report, police response, training initiatives, and what went right and wrong from a suburban police chief's point of view.

In his estimation there have been only two reports recently that are game changers in law enforcement and those were the 2015 after-action report on Ferguson, Missouri and the Parkland, Florida School shooting. 

While Weitzel was not actively involved in the after-action report for Parkland Florida, he will review how this report is affecting law enforcement nationwide and how we must change as a law enforcement profession.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Expo
10:30 am - 11:30 am Creating a Critical Safety Plan for Your Campus

School districts put much thought and time into their emergency response planning and lock-down procedures, but without the right mind set and situational awareness these plans can be ineffective. This session will address the importance of maintaining a trained response to a crisis and violent situations and lock-down procedures as well as emphasize building confidence in the school environment with both staff and students. The session will also cover the importance of working together with local police departments and utilizing effective strategies in preventing school violence.

10:30 am - 11:30 am Communicating About Everyday & Critical Emergencies

When there is an emergency situation on campus, a chaotic mass panic online always follows. This online panic, mostly on social media platforms, can shape the public’s perception of an incident before your team has been able to disseminate factual information. Chief Norris will present best practices in communicating with students, parents, media and more in an effective manner that cuts down on confusion and panic.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Expo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Expo and Raffle
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Implementing Cutting-edge Technology to Increase Security on Campus Campuses must look to the future to assess technology that can be the difference in a campus environment. Learning about and understanding what devices, solutions and software are available can enhance security on campus by automating procedures, decreasing response time and giving users better investigation tools. Join John Pack, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as he discusses the cutting-edge technologies deployed on campus.
  • John Pack John Pack Executive Director of Campus Security School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Improving School Safety through a Free State Information Sharing Program This presentation will reflect on lessons learned from school shootings incidents and discuss findings to improve safety. It will review previous school year safety disruptions, findings, and draw attention to resources and ideas to help mitigate these issues. During this presentation, there will also be an opportunity to learn about the free School Safety Information Sharing Program which aids in safety through information sharing from local, state, and federal agencies with Illinois schools.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Active Violence: Prevention, Preparation and Response This presentation will provide an overview of Northwestern University’s efforts surrounding prevention and response to an active violence situation affecting a campus community. Greg Klaiber, Director of Emergency Management, Michelle Hoy-Watkins, Director of Threat Assessment and Eric Chin, the Deputy Chief of Police will provide guidance and options for consideration to students, faculty and staff that may find themselves in an active violence situation.
4:00 pm Workshop: Stop the Bleed Training — Limited Availability. Only 50 spots!

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. Instructors from the Chicago Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons will walk attendees through life saving information needed in an emergency to stop the bleeding of a victim in critical condition. Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Presented by Chicago Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

Training to last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Also, upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion at the Summit.

Chicago Committee on Trauma