An ASIS International community safety and security initiative, Security Cares is designed to educate stakeholders from schools, cultural/community institutions and small/medium-size businesses about the fundamentals of security prevention and preparedness.
By delivering free education and access to security thought leaders and solutions providers from the Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry's flagship event, Security Cares help build safer, more resilient communities.
Tuesday 25 September
12:30 – 1:30 pm PT School Security: Beyond the Headlines Panel discussion Livestream from the GSX exhibit hall
Topics to be discussed include active shooter and the conditions that can lead to these acts of violence; soft target hardening; technology and procurement assessment; and the use of data and analytics in prevention. Panelists will look to answer the tough questions and provide clear and concise recommendations for school security stakeholders to take back and discuss within their districts to implement positive changes.
Speakers: Jason Destein, Owner/Founder, Securable Alternatives, LLC; Chuck McCormick, PSP, Director of Sales Engineering, iTech Digital; Jenni Hesterman, PhD, author, Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack; and Rick Shaw, CEO & Founder, Awareity; moderated by Chuck Harold, ASIS TV
Wednesday 26 September
8:45 am – 12:00 pm PTSchool Violence-Prevention & PreparednessPanel and Tabletop ExerciseProduced in partnership with International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)Room 241, Las Vegas Convention Center
8:45 – 9:00 am PTWelcomeStavros Anthony, Ward 4 Councilman, City of Las Vegas
9:00 – 10:15 am PTSchool Violence Panel Discussion
Government, law enforcement, mental health, and school security stakeholders 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, identifying best practices and the need for schools to have a collaborative approach to assess threats. Attendees will be provided with a list of free resources.
Speakers: Andrew Walsh, Deputy Chief, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Richard E. Smith, Vice President at Large, IACP, and Chief of Police, Wakefield Massachusetts Police Department; Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, Clark County Division of Family Services; Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President of Physical Security Services, Facility Engineering Associates; and Scott Breor, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT Tabletop Exercise: After-Hours School Violence Incident
Attendees will collaborate in a tabletop exercise that walks participants through an After-Hours School Violence scenario. In this small-group program, participants will be assigned specific roles (e.g. spokesperson, scribe, stakeholder). Once the rules are explained and the emergency scenario is introduced, there will be facilitated and timed discussions with Q&A time. Each team will then share specific responses as the scenario unfolds.
12:45 – 2:00 pm PTGSX Exhibit Hall Tour
Attendees are invited to join a guided tour of the GSX exhibit hall, led by ASIS School Safety and Security Council members, to learn more about the range of products and services available to protect educational and community institutions.
While the focus of this program is school security, the best practices, lessons learned, and resources made available apply to a broad range of community and cultural institutions. This program is free to all interested stakeholders.