UNT Dallas was proud to be the higher education sponsor for Campus Safety magazine's Campus Safety Conference (CSC) at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas June 12-13. CSC Texas partnered with UNTD o deliver the latest information on everything from Clery compliance, after-hours emergencies, campus security technology, student safety, threat assessments, emergency preparedness, guns on campus and more.

A keynote from Dallas Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Joe May and Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Assistant Chief Jason Rodriguez kicked off the event. The gentlemen discussed how the July 7, 2016 ambush of Dallas police officers affected El Centro College, Dallas ISD, the Dallas Police Department and the community as a whole. They shared plans and procedures to consider when addressing violence and safety on our nation’s campuses.

Immediately following the keynote was an expert panel discussion involving local college administrators, counselors and public safety officials that was moderated by UNTD Department of Criminal Justice Dr. Eric Coleman on what happened during and immediately after the ambush, as well as the community’s long-term response. The first day of event also featured outstanding presentations from other leading K-12 and higher ed security, public safety and emergency management experts including Dr. Aaron Bartula from UNT Dallas.

The second day of the conference offered in-depth workshops on Clery Annual Security Reports and communication strategies during a crisis. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to participate in table top exercises that provided real-life, role-playing emergency response experience.

In addition to the educational presentations, attendees were provided with networking opportunities and a sponsor showcase featuring the latest products and services that schools and universities can adopt to address their most vexing public safety issues.

General questions regarding the events should be directed to Events@CampusSafetyMagazine.com.