Active Shooter Expert, Former Prosecutor to Keynote This Fall’s Campus Safety Conference
Katherine Schweit, who is author of the FBI’s seminal research ‘A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000 – 2013,’ will present ‘The Mass Shooting Contagion Dilemma’ at the Campus Safety Conference at EDSpaces in Pittsburgh this November.
Campus Safety is pleased to announce that Katherine Schweit, an attorney and former FBI executive who is currently a professor of law at DePaul and Webster universities, will deliver the keynote address for the Campus Safety Conference (CSC) at EDspaces at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 3-5, 2021.
Schweit spent 20 years with the FBI and previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in Chicago. After the Sandy Hook massacre, she was assigned to head the FBI’s active shooter program and authored the FBI’s seminal research, A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000 – 2013. Through her extensive experience, she has become an expert in active shooters, mass shootings, and security policies and procedures. She currently owns Schweit Consulting LLC, providing security consulting on policies and procedures, and safety training to hospitals, businesses, religious organizations, educators, and government clients.
Schweit is also the author of the book, Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shootings Crisis, which was released by Rowman and Littlefield August 15.
Her CSC at EdSpaces keynote presentation, The Mass Shooting Contagion Dilemma, sponsored by Telecor will provide:
- A better understanding of how and when violence becomes a copy-cat event, and how to dissect the data
- Ways to control messaging when targeted violence strikes your community
- The latest data and research on the contagion effect induced by media coverage
- Ways to avoid a contagion creating event in your community
“I look forward to a spirited discussion of best practices with CSC’s diverse audience of security professionals, particularly with the addition this year of experts from EDSpaces,” said Schweit. “This is a unique opportunity to bring designers and decisionmakers together to discuss ways to improve safety.”
The Campus Safety Conference (CSC) brings together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and Higher Education campuses and districts. This fall, it will be co-locating with EDspaces, the only conference that unites architects, designers, administrators and facilities managers with safety and security professionals to reimagine school settings.
CSC’s mission is to create a community for all stakeholders to receive time-critical education and training while building peer-to-peer relationships that facilitate year-round engagement, validation and problem solving to improve safety and security during these ever-changing and challenging times. CSC delivers leading practices focused on strategies and tactics to reduce risk and improve response.
“Whether you’re an engineer, an integrator or a school official, all of us have a stake in keeping our children safe.” said Peter Jova, President, Telecor
In addition to Schweit’s keynote, the conference will feature a variety of educational and interactive sessions, case studies and panels on hot topics including:
- Campus technology upgrades
- Stop the Bleed
- Lockdown and PA systems
- Collaboration and emergency planning
- Lessons learned from active shooter events
- Reunification drills
- Scenario-based training and exercises
- Child abuse prevention
- Clery and Title IX compliance
- Gang activity
- Community partnerships
- And more!
Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with their fellow colleagues and see a variety of products and services from today’s top security and law enforcement solutions providers at the Campus Safety Pavilion located in the EDspaces exhibit hall.
With over 40 years of experience and thousands of systems in place, safety is top of mind at Telecor. Their solutions go beyond the traditional PA system and are designed for campuses of all sizes. Telecor removes the guesswork in your everyday and emergency communications. For more information, visit www.telecor.com.
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