See What K-12 Security Experts Will Present at the Campus Safety National Forum in Washington, D.C.

The Campus Safety National Forum in Washington, D.C. will be split up into three tracks designed to serve the needs of security professionals in different fields: K-12, higher education and hospitals.

The Campus Safety National Forum being held June 24-26 in our nation’s capital is a can’t-miss educational event for security, emergency management, law enforcement and administrators responsible for the protection of school districts. Topics covered will include Title IX compliance, security infrastructure upgrades, threat assessments and more.

The conference and exhibitor expo will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C. To register for the event, visit

Here’s the educational session line-up for the National Forum’s K-12 track:

Legal analyst and consultant Jules Irvin-Rooney will explain how to comply with Title IX and give best practices for addressing the law at the K-12 level. She will also review the grey areas of Title IX and give hypothetical scenarios based on true events.

Steven DeArruda, a senior security consultant, and Charles Peele, a network manager for information systems, will explain the tools and techniques needed to successfully implement major security infrastructure upgrades at your institution, including selecting the right technology and accurately assessing budgetary requirements.

Gary Margolis, the president and CEO of Social Sentinel Inc., will discuss the basic tenets of assessing threat levels and identifying at risk individuals. Specifically, Margolis will be looking at the role of social media in these processes.

The chief of police at New Mexico State University, Stephen Lopez, will give chief executives who may not have much experience giving information to the media tips on how to prepare and excel at giving statements during major incidents using a checklist. He will also discuss the common expectations and needs of news media personnel.

John Woodmansee, Michael Grieder and Kenneth Rigney will give a common sense approach to implementing physical security and technological security at schools. The presentation will also examine the Connecticut School Security and Safety plans that are now required in the state.

University meteorologist Kevin Kloesel will explain how Oklahoma University is approaching weather safety awareness in daily operations and discuss weather monitoring, forecasting and decision-making strategies.

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