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ASU Police hosts regional safety conference


February 05, 2009

Arizona State University Police will host a regional safety conference to ensure that campuses around the country remain a secure environment.

More than 200 campus law enforcement, administrators, mental health professionals, residence life, legal counsel and human resource employees will gather for “Process Improvements for College Threat Assessment,” a safety conference held on Feb. 19-20 at ASU’s Memorial Union.

“This is a conference bringing together all of the top leaders in their respective fields to share best practices and assist universities and colleges to make their campuses safer,” says Richard Wilson, ASU Police commander. “This is about how to collect and connect the dots and what do you do with the dots when you gather the information.”

Wilson says the focus of the conference is to expose participants to models, checklists, protocols and policies that can be customized to meet the needs of their respective communities. Participants will network with experts, colleagues and professionals who can serve as valuable resources to confer on future challenging cases or unique situations.

Some of the topics include student behaviors, counseling service models, risk-management, threat detection, conducting criminal investigations, violence assessment, mental-health issues, student affairs and campus life.

In addition to campus safety, the conference will also focus on ensuring student success says Martha Dennis Christiansen, associate vice president of University Student Initiatives and director of Counseling and Consultation-Tempe Campus.

“The expert presenters have extensive experience supporting student success,” Christiansen says. “One of the things I appreciate about ASU is that they are committed to helping our students meet their goals in a safe and supportive environment.”

The two-day conference is $95 per person and registration is limited to 200 attendees. The fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day. To view the conference agenda or to register online, visit http://events.SignUp4.com/asutaconference.

For more information about the conference, call ASU Police Commander Richard Wilson at (602) 496-1230 or Richard.Wilson@asu.edu.