Check Out the 2022 Campus Safety Conference Agendas!
Each location features a variety of topics and subject-matter experts and offers unique opportunities for sharing experiences — and some much-deserved downtime — with peers.
Campus Safety is happy to announce the agendas for all three of this summer’s Campus Safety Conferences are now live! These events, happening in Bethesda, Md., Fort Worth, Texas, and Los Angeles, offer immersive learning and extensive networking opportunities, the chance to hear from industry experts, and the ability to share ideas and experiences with like-minded campus safety and security professionals.
“We are excited to be bringing back all three Campus Safety Conferences for the first time since 2019!” said Dana McClay, new Conference Producer for Campus Safety. “The campus safety and security community is eager to get back together in regions across the United States.”
Keynoting all three conferences on Day 1 of the main event is now-retired Lieutenant J. Paul Vance, who was chief spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police during the Sandy Hook tragedy. During his keynote, Lt. Vance will take attendees through the entire incident to explain the numerous issues that arose and how they were handled. His presentation is designed to provide ideas and suggestions that could work in other jurisdictions or school systems during a crisis.
Instead of a traditional Day 2 keynote, “GroupProjects Live!: Interactive Peer Discussions” will allow participants to interact directly with industry experts and peers in a new, discussion-based format. GroupProjects Live! lets attendees work in a conversational environment, creating an open dialogue around safety and security topics affecting K-12 schools and institutions of higher education today.
All three events also offer pre-conference sessions, which will cover some of the most pressing topics currently affecting K-12 and higher education campuses. These 4-hour workshops offer hands-on activities and interactions with subject-matter experts and peers. These sessions include:
- The Latest Trends Among the Young *ONLY OFFERED AT EAST
- Trauma-Informed Campus Policing *OFFERED AT EAST AND WEST
- Responding to Students with Autism: Tips and Strategies for Law Enforcement and School Officials *OFFERED AT TEXAS AND WEST
- Why Your Campus Is Not Ready for An Active Shooter Incident *ONLY OFFERED AT TEXAS
Other educational topics include staffing and resource concerns, suicide prevention, the Clery Act, available federal resources, student and staff mental health, working with media during a crisis, digital threat assessments, scenario and tabletop exercises, and much more!
Below are links to the respective locations’ agendas and also some sessions or events that will be unique to each location. We can’t wait to see you all in person!
Campus Safety East: June 20-22, Bethesda, Md.
- The 2022 Campus Safety Director of the Year winners and runners-up will be announced at CSC East. This awards program recognizes K-12 school, higher education or healthcare facility police chiefs, security directors, emergency managers, or VPs of security and/or public safety (or the equivalent) who go above and beyond the call of duty.
- The session “When Dating Hurts: What a Family Learned About Dating Violence After Their Daughter’s Tragic Death” will be led by Bill Mitchell, whose daughter, Kristin, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Mitchell will share warning signs Kristin and her family and friends missed, and the “template” all abusers follow when victimizing.
Campus Safety Texas: July 18-20, Fort Worth, Texas
- The 2022 Campus Safety BEST Award winners will be announced as CSC Texas. This awards program recognizes superlative security, law enforcement, emergency management, and life safety solutions.
- The session “Staff with Concealed Weapons on Campus: Security Enhancement or Liability?” will be led by Bobby Brasher, director of security at The Brook Hill School, and John Weinstein, commander of strategic planning and outreach for the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department. Brasher and Weinstein will explore both the advantages and disadvantages of using armed school staff members with concealed carry permits.
Campus Safety West: August 2-4, Los Angeles
- The one-hour session, “Human Trafficking on K-12 and College Campuses,” will be presented by Maraya Lasinsky, chief advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Lasinsky will provide a high-level overview of the crime of human trafficking, recognizing the signs, how traffickers target students, and available resources for students and law enforcement.
- This one-hour session, “Secondary PTSD for Teachers and Police,” will be led by Kati Garner, school safety regional training consultant for the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. Garner will discuss secondary traumatic stress causes, symptoms, and prevention strategies to help attendees understand its impact on the body and the need to support overall well-being.