October 25th Virtual Roundtable Series 4: Open Discussion: School Security & Safety Trends

Oct. 25, 2022

This event was originally held on October 25, 2022 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Aiphone, Bold Group, Evolv Technologies, Genetec, Milestone & NAPCO
Duration: 2 Hours

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Schools and universities have admitted that since the shootings at Columbine High and again after the Virginia Tech massacre, campus security had risen to a priority item. The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy was a turning point because the targets were mostly primary-age children and educators realized their strategies had to be applied to the youngest of students as well. Security professionals and school administrators have learned that to be successful a multi-disciplinary approach to a proper school security program must be developed and practiced. All the different voices need to be heard and must be at the table to create a workable solution.

This roundtable will include security consults, school administrators and university security directors who will provide their take on where we stand in protecting school and university campuses across the United States. We will discuss trends in policy, public/private partnerships, collaboration with public safety agencies, available options to help fund security programs and technology and what the future looks like, and how we address the challenges to come. 

Presented By

Andy Phelps
Security Technologies K12 Sales Support Specialist

Andy Phelps is NAPCO Security Technologies K12 Sales Support Specialist. He has over forty years of security experience, spanning all facets of security, as a law enforcement officer, a certified locksmith, owner, and operator, and as an expert in physical security, electronic access control & security systems technologies. Amidst introducing a wide range of school security solutions and applications, he frequently speaks on two popular K-12 school security/safety protocols, i.e., SAVI ™ (Security Access-Control Vulnerability Index Threat Assessment) and PASS ™ School Safety & Security Guidelines, Tiers 3 & 4 (Partner Alliance for Safer Schools).

Shaun Castillo
Texas-based Preferred Technologies, LLC

Shaun Castillo, President of Texas-based Preferred Technologies, LLC -- https://pref-tech.com/industries/education/ -- Shaun and his team have extensive experience in providing the highest quality of service in the education marketplace ensures cost-effective ways to create the right solution for each school. His team understand the complexities that schools and campuses face today. Working with educational faculty, staff and administration, his experts will provide an integrated solution utilizing access control, video management, intrusion, and network infrastructure to protect students, staff, and facilities.

Michael Dorn
Executive Director
Safe Havens International

Michael Dorn is one of the most respected, widely recognized, highly credentialed, and trusted school safety experts in the world. During his campus safety career of more than forty years, Michael’s work has taken him to numerous regions including Mexico, Honduras, Canada, Vietnam the U.K., Kenya, South Africa, Israel, and Mozambique. Michael has coordinated school safety security, climate, culture, and emergency preparedness assessments for more than 8,000 public, charter, faith-based, boarding, independent schools in a dozen countries.

Michael has provided post-incident assistance for more than 300 school crisis events including assistance to law firms, school systems, state agencies, and insurance carriers for twenty active shooter and targeted school shooting incidents in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. As but two examples of the types of incidents he has been called to provide assistance for, Michael led the team of 23 SHI Analysts who conducted the school safety, security, climate, culture, and emergency preparedness assessment of 254 schools and support facilities for the Broward County Public School System in the wake of the February 14, 2018, attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida.

Michael also served as the project lead for a security assessment for an independent Christian school in Nairobi, Kenya after the school was ranked as the number one soft target for terrorism in Kenya by the U.S. State Department. 

Noel Glacer
CEO Recruit Group
Board Member SOS Parkland

Noel Glacer is the CEO of Recruit Group. In 2001, he founded the security division at his company and has built relationships within the security industry over the last 19 years. He is also the proud Parkland parent of Jake Glacer. Jake Glacer is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that occurred February 14, 2018. After Jake escaped room 1213 with his life, Noel has since been involved in bringing awareness to school security. Through the organization SOS Parkland, where he is the Vice President, he has been using his connections within the security industry to help raise awareness and create change in the way K-12 schools put in place policies and procedures for security protocols.

Moderator: Steve Lasky
Editorial Director

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