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Press Release: More than 1,000 Educators, Law Enforcement Officials Set to Participate in U.S. Secret Service School Safety Training Program

June 18th, 2019

ASTON, PA – Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Neumann University will host a presentation on the Safe School Initiative by the United States Secret Service. More than 1,000 school administrators, counselors, psychologists, resource officers, law enforcement officers, fire department personnel, and emergency management personnel from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region have registered to attend the free school safety training program.

Tomorrow’s event marks the first time the Secret Service will hold the training program on the East Coast and attendees will be travelling from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region – and as far away as California – to attend. The event is being sponsored in part by Wawa, which is furnishing breakfast and lunch for attendees.

A media availability will be held at 12:30 p.m. with officials from the U.S. Secret Service and Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland to discuss the training program and the topic of school safety.  Camera crews and photographers will be permitted to take video or photos of the event at 12:15 pm, before the scheduled lunch break at 12:30.  Please note that the presentations are off-the-record,

At 4:30 pm, another media availability will occur when excess food from the event are delivered to food kitchens and shelters in the City of Chester.  The food delivery is being coordinated through the joint efforts of the Neumann University, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Secret Service, and Wawa.

What:                    Media Availability to discuss the U.S. Secret Service School Safety Program and the topic of school safety

Who:                     U.S. Secret Service officials and Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland

When:                  12:30 p.m. – Wednesday, June 19th – General Media Availability

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. for photographers/camera crews that wish to photograph/video the event

4:30 p.m. – Vans from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office will depart Neumann University to deliver excess food from the event to food kitchens and shelters in the City of Chester.

Where:                 The Mirenda Center at Neumann University

501 Convent Rd, Aston, PA 19014

About the event: The Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) will provide four hours of instruction on school threat assessment and the prevention of targeted violence in K-12 schools. The Secret Service’s National Computer Forensics Institute’s (NCFI) will provide training on how to develop a robust cybersecurity plan. And the Secret Service’s Forensic Services Division (FSD) will speak about online and personal safety for children.

To view the National Threat Assessment Center’s “Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model” guide please click here.

Event attendees can receive CLE, CPE, CEU and/or Act 48 credits for attending.  To register, visit www.neumann.edu/SSI.

For more information regarding the Secret Service and to learn more about how they are working to protect America’s youth please go to www.SecretService.gov.

 

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