Campus Police to Undergo Crisis Management Training

Campus Police to Undergo Crisis Management Training - Mar 25, 2008

Campus Police to Undergo Crisis Management Training

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BATON ROUGE – Police chiefs and personnel from the eight University of Louisiana System campuses will participate in an intensive, two-day training on crisis management in Baton Rouge this week.

WHAT: Crisis Management Training for Campus Police

WHEN: 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m., March 26-27, 2008

WHERE: Room 153, Claiborne Building
1201 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson is expected to address the group Wednesday morning.

National consultant Ronnie Jones will lead the two-day training. Jones is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and former emergency response coordinator for the Louisiana State Police. He conducted crisis training for University of Louisiana System presidents in February and communications directors in November.

“This week’s training for campus police reflects our continued commitment to enhance student safety,” said UL System Executive Vice President Kim Hunter Reed.

Previously, UL System campuses participated in active shooter training and campus emergency response team training.

Last fall, the UL System contracted with national consultants Dewberry and Davis, LLC, to review all campus emergency plans in an effort to strengthen operations in the event of a crisis. The System’s new Emergency Preparedness Steering Committee is working to implement the Dewberry report recommendations.

In addition, UL System campuses are recruiting students and campus officials to sign up for emergency alerts following the launch of the FirstCall text and voice alert system. This complements other campus alert measures such as public announcement systems, sirens, emergency call boxes, signage, and email and website notifications.

“Emergency preparedness has become a critical part of our mission in higher education. Providing a safe environment for student learning is a top priority of our System and our university presidents,” said Reed.


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Campus Police to Undergo Crisis Management Training

Click here for a PDF version of this release.

BATON ROUGE – Police chiefs and personnel from the eight University of Louisiana System campuses will participate in an intensive, two-day training on crisis management in Baton Rouge this week.

WHAT: Crisis Management Training for Campus Police

WHEN: 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m., March 26-27, 2008

WHERE: Room 153, Claiborne Building
1201 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson is expected to address the group Wednesday morning.

National consultant Ronnie Jones will lead the two-day training. Jones is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and former emergency response coordinator for the Louisiana State Police. He conducted crisis training for University of Louisiana System presidents in February and communications directors in November.

“This week’s training for campus police reflects our continued commitment to enhance student safety,” said UL System Executive Vice President Kim Hunter Reed.

Previously, UL System campuses participated in active shooter training and campus emergency response team training.

Last fall, the UL System contracted with national consultants Dewberry and Davis, LLC, to review all campus emergency plans in an effort to strengthen operations in the event of a crisis. The System’s new Emergency Preparedness Steering Committee is working to implement the Dewberry report recommendations.

In addition, UL System campuses are recruiting students and campus officials to sign up for emergency alerts following the launch of the FirstCall text and voice alert system. This complements other campus alert measures such as public announcement systems, sirens, emergency call boxes, signage, and email and website notifications.

“Emergency preparedness has become a critical part of our mission in higher education. Providing a safe environment for student learning is a top priority of our System and our university presidents,” said Reed.


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