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As everyone searches for a solution to prevent school shootings, now is the time for law enforcement to reach out to their local school districts, fire departments, and other related agencies in an effort to create training exercises, to establish a city-wide or county-wide response. plans and gain valuable experience working together. This webinar will outline the steps to achieve this, from holding meetings and deciding on roles, responsibilities and procedures, to developing table-top exercises and small-scale training exercises, and eventually the transition to large-scale training exercises that involve realistic actors and responses. With these tools, cities and counties will be much better prepared should a school shooting ever occur in their district.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

From left to right: Chief Shawn Burns, Dr. Harry Hueston and Nate Horton

From left to right: Chief Shawn Burns, Dr. Harry Hueston and Nate Horton

Shawn Burns, Chief of Police, West Texas University Police Department

Chief Shawn Burns is a 24-year law enforcement veteran, the last 14 as chief of the University of West Texas Police Department. Chief Burns is currently the Texas Police Chiefs Association Region 2 Director, President of the Texas A&M University Council of Law Enforcement Administrators, and Past President of the High Plains Police Chief’s Association.

DR. Harry Hueston, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, West Texas A&M University, Chief of Police (Retired)

Dr. Harry Hueston is a retired police chief after 30 years in law enforcement positions in Ohio, California, Arizona and the US Army MP Corps. He is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice and public administration from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration and Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona.

Nate Horton, Sergeant, Carlsbad Police Department

Nate Horton served in the Army infantry with the 101st Airborne Division two years after the start of the Iraq War. A few years after completing his military service, he began his career in law enforcement. During his tenure, he worked as a narcotics and major crime detective, school resource officer, and DUI officer. Nate spent several years working for an FBI task force focused on drugs and gangs. He was also a Field Training Officer/Supervisor for most of his career. Nate has an executive education from the Yale School of Management in Human Capital Strategy, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ashford University, a Masters in Justice Management from the University of Nevada-Reno, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Education. from Northeastern University. Nate’s thesis examined the history of school shootings and his dissertation explored the causes of police turnover.

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