School and Workplace Violence
Over the past several years, school and workplace violencehas become an important issue for public safety dispatchers. Workplace or schoolincidents accounted for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. WI-NENArecognizes this, and is bringing in Kevin Willett from Public Safety TrainingConsultants to discuss this topic in a pre-conference course this fall prior toour annual state conference (Sunday, Sept. 30th). This class willprepare dispatch professionals to recognize and respond appropriately to apotential workplace or school event.
The course will cover the profile of a suspect, calls totake seriously prior to a major event, lessons learned in high profile casesincluding Littleton (Columbine High), Paduka, Springfield, Jonesboro andConyers, the dispatchers tactical role and response, pre-planning strategies,prevention methods used to avert an incident, threat assessment, statistics, andhow progressive agencies prepare to handle these events.
This class has been featured in APCO Magazine, FirehouseMagazine and 911 Magazine, and has been praised by CBS, NBC and ABC news innational coverage. Not only is this excellent class being hosted by WI-NENA, itis being offered at a discounted rate of $75. The normal cost for this class is$95.