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Educational Security-Discussions w/DHS, MI State Police, FBI & MI InfraGard

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EPS Security Headquarters

750 Front Avenue Northwest

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Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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(This meeting is open to administrative and security leadership within Michigan's educational community. Please feel free to invite peers of other K-12 educational entities as well).

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Effectively lowering security risk to a site and its people is only possible through utilization of all relevant assets, with effective communication between all relevant participating entities.

Representatives from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Michigan InfraGard join the those from Department of Homeland Security and Michigan State Police in Grand Rapids, MI at EPS Security Headquarters on Wednesday, October 11th to seek input from, and share information with, leading stakeholders of Michigan educational entities on the topic of educational security.

Topic of Discussion: "Lowering Educational Security Risk - Leveraging All Resources - Consistently Communicating". Meeting focus is on the importance of leveraging all available resources and effectively communicating with relevant agencies, local law enforcement, and between educational entities themselves.

Both Administrative & Security Leadership are encouraged to attend:

This meeting is not simply tactical and operational but strategic as well. The topics and followup actions discussed not only effect security policy, procedures and operational matters, but communications, alliances, and budgets.

The Presenters:

* Michael Baker (Protective Security Advisor, (PSA) Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)) - Mr. Baker is assigned to Greater Michigan serving as security and resiliency subject matter expert and is the link between State, local, tribal, and territorial organizations and DHS infrastructure mission partners. PSAs perform vulnerability and security assessments on a variety of Critical Infrastructure to identify security gaps and potential vulnerabilities as well as coordinate training and supports special events and incident management.

* Jim Harkness (Infrastructure Protection Specialist - MI Intelligence Operations Center (the 'MIOC', also known as a fusion center) - Mr. Harkness is lead at the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Desk (located within the (MIOC). 'The Desk' is the centralized location for all crtical infrastructure related information including threat reporting.The MIOC provides 24-hours a day statewide information sharing among local, state and federal public safety agencies and private sector organizations to facilitate the collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence relevant to terrorism and public safety. It provides a critical interface between the private and public sectors.

* Roberta Gilligan (FBI - Supervisory Special Agent – Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) – Grand Rapids, MI Office) - Ms Gilligan will be sharing information from a recent report developed specifically for the audience of this conference titled Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools.

Ron Draayer (Michigan InfraGard – Board of Directors & Davenport Univ – Facilities CIS) – Mr Draayer has been an active Board member of MI InfraGard for a number of years and has acted as liaison with Davenport University helping to coordinate video conference sessions for the chapter’s quarterly meetings for many of those years. He will provide an overview of InfraGard (a public / private partnership with the FBI), his experience as an employee of a university participating with the InfraGard program, and of the importance to education of InfraGard’s national effort to stand up ‘Sector Chief’s’ for each of the 19 critical infrastructures, one of them being Education (as a sub-sector to Government Facilities.)

Speakers will present and a panel discussion will follow. You will come away with a better understanding of what these entities have to offer, why that’s important to the safety of your entity, and what you can do to help them operate more effectively in your defense.

Your input and insight is an important component of the Whole Community security effort. Hope to see you there and look forward to hearing from you. (Snacks & refreshments will be provided).

(Please Register Early: Seating is Limited to first 50 registrants).

Best Regards – Larry

Larry Shattuck

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EPS Security - Educational Security Practice Lead

lshattuck@epssecurity.com

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750 Front Avenue Northwest

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Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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