School Security the Focus of ASIS International 2018 Security Cares Program

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Free education at Global Security Exchange to address school violence prevention and response; panelists include Las Vegas law enforcement, government, mental health, and security professionals

ASIS International’s free Security Cares education program will provide the Las Vegas community with access to important school security discussions led by ASIS School Safety and Security Council experts. Topics include pre-violence indicators, target hardening, and best practices on how to engage the entire community—school administrators, law enforcement, security professionals, and mental health providers—in the effort.

The program kicks-off with a Tuesday, Sept. 25 “School Security: Beyond the Headlines” panel at 12:30 pm PT that will be live streamed from the exhibit hall on Speakers from the ASIS School Safety and Security Council will discuss active shooter and the conditions that lead to these acts of violence, the use of data and analytics in prevention, technology and procurement assessment, and measures that can be taken to secure soft targets.

The Wednesday, Sept. 26, in-person program at the Las Vegas Convention Center will take a deep dive into the role communities play in keeping schools safe. Panelists will examine pre-violence indicators, implementing ‘see something, say something’ policies, issues surrounding how reported behaviors are escalated, resources available to connect at-risk individuals, and the importance of taking a collaborative approach to assess threats. The program will wrap up with a tabletop exercise designed to provide attendees with a real-world example and best practices to take back to their communities.

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