See What University Security Experts Will Present at the Campus Safety National Forum in D.C.

Published: April 24, 2015

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 hospitals and schools. Topics covered will include tips for dealing with the media, evaluating and budgeting security infrastructure upgrades, threat assessments and much 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

You can learn more about each university presenter in our slideshow, and here’s the sessions they’ll be hosting for the university track:

Two employees of the Clery Center for Security on Campus Inc., Executive Director Alison Kiss and Assistant Executive Director of Programs Abigail Boyer, will give an overview of the Jeanne Clery Act, explain how to implement best practices and teach skills for Clery Act compliance.

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Northern Virginia Community College Police Lieutenant John Weinstein will discuss factors that cause potential conflicts, identify behavioral cues that could indicate violence and talk about tools to prevent or defuse toxic situations.

Weinstein will also host a session covering considerations when developing a departmental firearms program. He will explain why qualification for a firearm does not constitute training and why documentation is a key part of any firearms program.

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.

Stephen Lopez, the Chief of the New Mexico University Police Department, will talk about the ways unarmed security personnel can help in an active killer incident, discuss training strategies for unarmed security forces and identify ways to integrate unarmed security with armed personnel during active killer incidents.

Lopez will also host a session giving executives without experience as a Public Information Officer (PIO) tips on dealing with the media. The session will talk about the needs of news organizations and give techniques to deliver effective messages during major incidents.

Managing Director of Agile Risk Group Inc. Dominick DeRubbio will give an overview of relevant OSHA standards and explain how to properly report workplace injuries. Emphasis will be placed on hazard communication, fall protection, permit-required confined spaces, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, record-keeping procedures and more.

Social Sentinel Inc. CEO Gary Margolis will discuss the basics of threat assessments, go over steps for identifying at-risk individuals and explore the importance of social media in making behavioral threat assessments.

Director of 32 National Campus Safety Initiative for the VTV Family Outreach Foundation S. Daniel Carter will explain the new sexual violence response requirements under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and will also compare and contrast the Clery Act and Title IX.

Managing Partner at SIGMA Threat Management Associates Gene Deisinger will explain the dynamics of targeted violence in the workplace, develop strategies for early identification and intervention of violence and help organizations apply threat management strategies in accordance with contemporary standards of violence prevention.

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