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require certain stake holders to relinquish control or perform non- traditional roles during a crisis. As I stated prior, effective crisis planning requires a partner- ship between school districts and law enforcement as well as other community first responders. Luckily, not only the do we believe that but also the leadership of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) believes that. Based on prior but separate efforts on a national level to improve safety and policing in our communities, both organizations had a strong mutual respect for each other’s efforts. I also had direct knowledge of how great an organization the FBINAA was from being a member for over ten years and proud graduate of the National Academy, session #239. As a result of our mutual respect and shared goal of keeping our nation’s schools and children safe, the FBINAA and the School Safety Advocacy Council partnered to develop an active school shooting leadership training program entitled School Shooting Prevention Leadership Forum . This cooperatively designed course is an effort to bring decision makers and practitioners from not only law enforcement and education together in one classroom, but all the community stakeholders. This training emphasizes real life experiences and proven practices to prepare schools and communities for an active shooter event or other crisis. Using the extensive resources and experience from both organizations, the training presents the timeliest and most effective information available in the nation. During the last school year two programs were held, one in Columbia, South Carolina and one in Kansas City, Kansas. The programs quickly sold out and produced par- ticipant evaluations that were the highest either organization had ever seen. Classes were attended in both locations by participants from all levels of community stakeholders, education, law en- forcement, fire services and elected leadership. For the upcoming school year, we are in the process of finalizing ten more courses
in locations to be held in cities across the nation. Dates and loca- tions will be announced soon so please check either organizations website for details. With such a great success in the partnership active school shooter training, the FBINAA and School Safety Advocacy Council will cooperatively host the National School Safety Leadership Academy this November 7-8, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the past, this conference has brought leadership from law enforcement and education together for a dynamic two days of presentations, discussion, and problem solving. Now with these two great organizations partnering in the event, it is guaranteed to not only be the largest gathering of leaders but also the most comprehensive. More information on this must attend event and attendee registration will be available soon.
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About the Author: Sean Burke served as the first Director of Public Safety for the Lawrence Public School’s Police/ Safety Department where he coordinated all safety efforts, including the creation of their comprehensive school crisis plan, which serves as a model in the nation today. Sean Burke has over twenty-four years law en- forcement experience, serving as a patrol officer, school resource officer, patrol supervisor, sexual assault and gang investigator. Burke is currently a Lieutenant in an urban police department in Massachusetts commanding the gang task force and SRO unit.
He is the former President of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) where he also served as a National Practitioner and a Senior Instructor for over 10 years. In 2004, Burke was awarded a Life Membership from NASRO in recogni- tion of his work in the field of school safety. He serves as a grant review specialist and subject matter expert for the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice in the area of law enforcement and school safety. Sean Burke currently serves as the President of the School Safety Advocacy Council and continues to travel, speak and consult for many governmental and non-govern- mental organizations.
Each day law enforcement and school districts across the United States are responsible for protecting our almost 133,000 schools and 63 million students, faculty, and staff. The FBI National Academy Associates and the School Safety Advocacy Council have partnered and announced a series of 2-day Leadership Forums for law enforcement executives and school administrators throughout the country. The Forums will provide attendees with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to improve the overall security of their community’s schools while developing coordinated plans for a crisis response. Future Forums are scheduled in the following cities:
FBINAA LEADERSHIP FORUM SERIES SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTION LEADERSHIP FORUMS
C A L I F O R N I A , PA / AU G 2 1 - 2 2 , 2 0 1 9 D E N V E R , CO / S E PT 2 3 - 2 4 , 2 0 1 9 HOU S TON , T X / O C T 2 - 3 , 2 0 1 9 S A R A S OTA , F L / O C T 9 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 9 C H I C A G O , I L / O C T 3 1 - NO V 1 , 2 0 1 9 AT L A N T I C C I T Y, N J / NO V 1 3 - 1 4 , 2 0 1 9 B O S TON , M A / NO V 1 8 - 1 9 , 2 0 1 9 S E AT T L E , WA / D E C 9 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 9
With such a great success in the partnership of the school shooting prevention training, the FBINAA and School Safety Advocacy Council will cooperatively host the National School Safety Leadership Academy this November 7-8, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the past, this conference has brought leadership from law enforcement and education together for a dynamic two days of presentations, discussion,and problem solving. Now with these two great organizations partnering in the event, it is guaranteed to not only be the largest gathering of leaders but also the most comprehensive.
More information on these programs, please e-mail John Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Leadership Forum is offered through collaboration between the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.and the School Safety Advocacy Council.
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