Free Workshop for Security Assessments

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

Conducting Security Assessments:
A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship
Virtual Roundtable
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Following the Newtown, CT and Oak Creek, WI mass casualty shooting incidents, assessing the security vulnerabilities of our schools and houses of worship is more critical than ever. In support of the Presidential Initiative on Reducing Gun Violence, this virtual roundtable explores how to assess and strengthen security at houses of worship and K-12 schools.

Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and from religious and educational communities will discuss how to:
• Develop assessment teams
• Assess security measures
• Create a culture of security throughout the institution

This free, online, interactive roundtable will include panel discussions, a question-and-answer session, and
additional resources.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
• Leaders, administrators, staff, and volunteers from
schools and houses of worship
• Law enforcement and Federal, State, local, tribal, and
territorial officials

MODERATOR:
Andrea T. Schultz – Chief, Commercial Facilities Section,
Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of
Homeland Security

PANELISTS:
Bob Hellmuth – Director, Department of School Safety and
Security, Montgomery County, MD Public Schools
Paul Goldenberg – Vice Chair Homeland Security Advisory
Committee’s Faith-based Security and Communications
Advisory Committee
Matt Wombacher – Protective Security Advisor, National
Capital Region, Department of Homeland Security

For more information, please contact pscdoperations@hq.dhs.gov
A limited number of phone lines will be available for participants, so please plan to listen online using your computer’s speakers or headphones.


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