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Arizona Homeland Security Chief to Teach Course at ASU

July 21, 2005

MESA, Ariz. — Frank Navarrete, director of the state's Office of Homeland Security and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, will be teaching a Homeland Security course for Arizona State University's Environmental Technology Management program in fall 2005.

"Arizona State University is fortunate to have Frank Navarrete as a faculty member teaching this course," said Thomas Schildgen, chair of the Department of Information and Management Technology at ASU's Polytechnic campus. "Frank's background in law enforcement, his extensive network of contacts on a state and national level, and his knowledge of interoperability make him the ideal practitioner to address both undergraduate and graduate students."

Navarrete has more than 40 years of experience in the area of law enforcement, communications and intelligence, including 18 years with the Phoenix Police Department. As director of OHS and ADEM, he is responsible for all federally declared disasters and disaster recovery in the state.

The Homeland Security course will address threats and challenges to our current state of readiness. Interoperability of plans, response organizations and policy also will be addressed. The course is tailored for law enforcement, first responders such as fire personnel and public administrators throughout the state.

It will be offered online as well as on the Tempe campus during the fall semester on Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 7:20 p.m.

For more information about the course or registration, contact Professor Danny Peterson (480) 727-1100, or visit

For information about the online course and registration, contact Heidi McGowan at (480) 965-3335.