Monday, June 16 (10:30 a.m. – noon)
Mr. Wayne McCall, Grant Program Specialist, COPS Office
Ms. Hilda Quiroz, National School Safety Center
Ms. Tina Q. Richardson, Ph.D., College of Education, Lehigh University
Mr. Richard L. Glover, CEO-School Safety Professionals
Executive Director Alfred W. Dean, Pennsylvania Regional Community Policing Institute
This presentation will highlight a bullying study conducted by researchers at a secondary school on the East Coast, in which bullies or students who perpetrate school violence identify some of the dynamics that contribute to their own disruptive behaviors. This session will also model the application of the SARA problem-solving process to the design of a viable response. Participants will apply the principles, strategies, and guidelines of community policing to the development of effective bullying prevention programs in an effort to help them design problem-solving solutions in their own communities. This panel will be helpful to officers, instructors, and administrators who are challenged by bullying concerns within their school and resident populations.
Monday, June 16 (2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Mr. Calvin Hodnett, Policy Analyst, COPS Office
Mr. Michael E. Fisher, Lead Investigator, Prince George’s County (MD) Public School: Department of Security ServicesPrincipal John S. Lloyd, Benjamin Tasker Middle School
Residents of Bowie, Maryland were stunned on October 7, 2002 when a 13 year old student was shot in front of Benjamin Tasker Elementary School. He became the ninth victim to be wounded or slain by the Serial Sniper. While the shooting of any student is a major school crisis, the secondary crisis is the intense national and international media response. That response added to the primary work of the school staff in dealing with the aftermath of the shooting itself. This session will discuss the importance of school and safety personnel conveying to the media the school’s need to stabilize and the potential distraction that the media can be to both students and staff. This presentation will be of interest to law enforcement officers and executives as well as community members interested in discussing the significance of awareness and preparation in the school crisis planning process.
Monday, June 16 (3:45pm to 5:00pm)
Chief Noel C. March, Department of Public Safety, University of Maine
First Sergeant Gail Treglia, Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute
Ms. Betsy Gallun, Maryland State Department of Education
Ms. Donna Reeves Bowman, LCSW-C, Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute
Mr. Brandon Boxler, Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
The COPS Office has provided funding for a wide range of school safety initiatives. This includes funding to increase the level of law enforcement coverage in and around school campus communities throughout the United States. COPS has also helped provide much-needed resources for training and technical assistance through conferences, training sessions and workshops. This panel will discuss police/youth and youth/community partnerships. The Mid-Atlantic RCPI presentation will provide a curriculum overview of five modules that bring police and youth together to develop an understanding of the perceptions and roles of youth and police officers as well as problem-solving skills. The Mid-Atlantic RCPI presentation is designed for teens with leadership qualities and police officers whose assignment requires them to interact with community youth. The SAVE presentation will introduce the SAVE Program and provide information on how, where, and who can implement and use a fun and effective program for fostering safer and more caring schools and communities. This panel will be of value to law enforcement personnel, youth organization leaders, school personnel, and administrators.
Tuesday, June 17 (10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Mr. Michael Carey, Lead Grant Monitoring Specialist, COPS Office
Mr. John Sisco, Chief of Safety Service, Boston (MA) Public Schools
Mr. Robert Belle, Headmaster, Dorchester (MA) High School
Detective Tito Whittington, Boston (MA) Police Department
Academic institutions in urban settings must provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. In addition to on-campus issues, administrators of urban academic institutions must be aware of the city landscapes surrounding their campuses. To maintain a safe and secure environment for learning, urban academic institutions must adapt to diverse communities and a variety of challenges that surround them. This panel discussion will present the experience of the Boston Public Schools and the City of Boston Police Department with their collaborative public safety initiatives. Representatives from Boston Public Schools will discuss their triangular modality approach to school safety initiatives. This approach focuses on 1) a secure presence, 2) intervention, and 3) prevention. This panel discussion will be of value to educators, administrators, and law enforcement personnel who are responsible for the safety and security of academic communities.
Tuesday, June 17 (2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Ms. Cynthia A. Bowie, Regional Supervisor, COPS Office
Sergeant John Wilson, State College (PA) Police Department
Officer Anthony Lopinsky, State College (PA) Police Department
Chief Roderick C. Pullen, Bowie State (MD) University
This session will begin with a short video showing the riot at State College in the summer of 1998, in a municipality of about 50,000 people that borders a major university campus of 40,000 students in central Pennsylvania. To prevent the resulting injuries and costly damages from reoccurring, the State College Police Department reached out to a variety of groups within and outside of the community. In contrast, Bowie State University will discuss the need for an Emergency/Crisis Management Plan and protocols for school violence and terrorism on a smaller university campus of 6,000 students, along with other institutions of higher learning and secondary schools. Together the panel will discuss successful partnerships that developed as a result of the State College incident, and actions taken by students, teachers, professors, and staff at smaller universities to identify and recognize potential acts of violence and terrorism. The session will conclude with a brief video of recent events at State College with all preventive factors in place. This presentation will be of interest to law enforcement officers and executives as well as community members interested in ideas for how agencies and communities can address campus safety issues
Tuesday, June 17 (3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Mr. Michael Rivas, Program Specialist, National School Safety Center
Chief Rodney D. Monroe, Macon (GA) Police Department
Smyther Fallen, Faith-Based Coordinator, City of Macon, Georgia
Roynell Young, Executive Director, Pro-Vision Inc.
This session will discuss two segments of community faith-based vision for youth. Representatives from Macon will show how they have successfully partnered with church communities to establish a safe school initiative. More than fifty churches participate to serve the entire city of Macon, precinct by precinct, neighborhood by neighborhood. This session will also highlight Pro-Vision Inc. For over 13 years, Pro-Vision has molded the Houston, Texas area’s forgotten male youth, between the ages of five and eighteen years old, into indigenous leaders and critical thinkers. The Pro-Vision Manhood Development Program and the Pro-Vision School emphasize the importance of the personal development of each child. These programs provide a broad range of instruction to further this goal, including conflict and anger management, critical thinking and development, cultural enrichment and community service, and life management skills.
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Ms. Jamie M. Atwood, Grant Program Specialist, COPS Office
Ms. Susan Nadolski, Domestic Violence Coordinator, Regional Community Policing Institute at Missouri Western State College
Ms. Rana Sampson, International Community Policing and Problem-Oriented Policing Consultant
Sexual assaults and rape are the most common violent crime on American college campuses today. It is estimated that nearly one of four college women has been a victim of rape or attempted rape since the age of 14. In this session, panelists will discuss the scope of the problem, causes and contributing factors, the extent of drug-induced rape, the proper investigation of consent defenses, the rate of false reporting, and the extent of athlete and fraternity member involvement in rape. Panelists will also discuss effective and ineffective responses to counter college rape as most current college programming designed to reduce the incidence of rape is ineffective. This session will be of interest to conference participants who work with colleges, as well as those who have colleges in their jurisdictions.