We work all year to line up the best speakers from a campus public safety perspective. Join us as we bring you experts on timely topics such as leadership, First Amendment, fair and impartial policing, and more. From incidents that have grabbed the headlines, you will hear lessons learned. Get ready to be drawn in by some of the most engaging and influential speakers in the profession!
Fireside Chat with Governor Tom Ridge, Sponsored by Livesafe Mobile
Governor Tom Ridge
This very special plenary session will feature a wide-ranging and interactive conversation with Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security who will share his experiences and perspectives on security from almost fifty years in public service. Throughout his career, security and risk management have been central themes, from his time in the U.S. Army in Vietnam to serving as a two-term governor of Pennsylvania to being named the country’s first Secretary of Homeland Security in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In an increasingly complex and risk-filled world, Governor Ridge provides practical insight into how we can support both security and freedom.
Las Vegas Shooting Spree: An Examination of Techniques and Tactics to Prevent Future Attacks of this Nature, Sponsored by Contemporary Services Corporation
Mark Camillo, US Secret Service (Ret.), Contemporary Services Corporation
This session will be facilitated by Mark Camillo, US Secret Service (retired) currently serving as an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The tragedy at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music festival must not be repeated. In collegiate settings, open-air events that take place in venues such as stadiums are often challenged with direct line of site vantage points from high-ground settings that may or may not be under the jurisdiction of campus police. Although the investigation continues in the Las Vegas shooting, known elements of the attack will be included in this discussion-based session.
Pulse Nightclub Shooting Response & Lessons Learned, Sponsored by Verizon Public Safety
Deputy Chief Mark Canty and Lieutenant Scott Smith of the Orlando Police Department
On June 12, 2016, the City of Orlando faced one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The killer entered the Pulse Nightclub and in very short order, began shooting its customers and staff. When the attack ended, the shooter killed a total of 49 people and wounded over 50 others. This presentation will explore the Orlando Police Department's patrol response and SWAT deployment to the terror attack at the Pulse Nightclub. The presenters will also discuss the command decision making process during the attack, as well as the aftermath.
Fair and Impartial Policing
Dr. Lori Fridell, Director of Research, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Dr. Fridell of the University of South Florida and Fair and Impartial Policing, LLC will share the most up-to-date science on the psychology of bias and discuss the implications of it for campus policing. She will underscore the fact that even well-intentioned people have biases, which can occur outside of conscious awareness. She will describe various types of "implicit baises," how they might manifest in campus policing, and the consequences for officers, agencies, universities/colleges and campus community members. She will describe the various skills that officers and supervisors need to produce fair and impartial policing to link them to recent campus events; she will convey what agency leaders need to know and do to strengthen their efforts to produce bias-free campus policing.
Crowd Management: Ensuring Protection of First Amendment Rights, Sponsored by PowerDMS
Attorney Eric Daigle, Daigle Law Group, LLC
The demonstrations of the past few years, including the riots, occupy movements, college campuses, and flash mobs have put law enforcement on notice of an obligation to prepare their departments for a proper response to these events. This will include a legal review of the First Amendment issues associated with crowd control and operational standards. These standards which are taken from prior incidents across the country set the basis of policy standards, training requirements, operational concerns and appropriate supervision to crowd management situations.