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PRESS RELEASE – US Secret Service and Neumann University to Host Training on K-12 School Safety

May 30th, 2019

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ASTON, PA – On Wednesday, June 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Neumann University’s Criminal Justice Department, in partnership with the Center for Leadership, will host a presentation on the Safe School Initiative by the United States Secret Service. This special training presentation will educate local school administrators, counselors, psychologists, resource officers, law enforcement officers, fire department personnel, and emergency management personnel on how to keep students safe.

“The Safe School Initiative presentation is a valuable opportunity to learn firsthand from experts in the field about what measures we can take to keep our students safe,” said Dr. Chris Domes, President of Neumann University.  “We hope to see the local community capitalize on this occasion to learn more about this important topic.”

The presentation will be made up of three major components.  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, HRCI, and/or Act 48 credits for attending.  To register, visit

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

The Secret Service and Neumann University are extending an invitation to members of the media to attend the opening remarks portion of this event (from 8:00 am to 8:30 am).  Additionally, prior to the presentations, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., there will be an opportunity for media interviews with Secret Service personnel.

Members of the media must RSVP. Please e-mail or call Pete Peterson at or 215-990-8928.



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