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Homeland Security, RLEA offer School Safety Symposium

Monday, July 09, 2018

The CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division and Regional Law Enforcement Academy are planning a symposium on response techniques and preparedness for school shooting incidents from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, July 30 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155 in Austin. The symposium will provide information to leaders from school districts, police departments, emergency management teams, and emergency medical services about recognized best-practices used statewide to mitigate school shootings as well as allow participants to experience an active shooter in a school environment with CAPCOG’s use-of-force simulator.

Hays County Director of Emergency Services, Kharley Smith, will speak about their county’s school safety protocol program, a program that was recognized by Governor Greg Abbott during his efforts to look at solutions following the Santa Fe High School shooting. The county’s program provides instruction and training to every school district and law enforcement agency in the county on any type of dangerous or potentially dangerous situation as well as conducts response drills annually at every campus. A Citizen’s Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) trainer, David Burns with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, will discuss strategies and guidance for individuals surviving an active shooter event and how local jurisdictions can educate their communities on using these strategies. CRASE was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. 

A draft agenda will be posted at capcog.org by July 13.

> Register for School Safety Symposium.
> Sign-up to take part in a use-of-force simulator demonstration.

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