Annual Safe Schools Law Enforcement Summit

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LITTLE ROCK — The 20th Annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit, to be held Oct. 4 at the Benton Event Center, will focus on school safety this year, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. General of Arkansas.

The summit provides free training and educational opportunities for Arkansas’ law enforcement community, including prosecutors and criminal justice personnel. The summit is also open to teachers, counselors and educators, as the event will focus on law enforcement and school administrators working together to keep schools safe throughout Arkansas, according to the communicated.

“This year’s law enforcement summit will address concerns that have arisen regarding school safety,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in the statement. “I encourage officers and educators to enroll in this free training so they can learn ways to better protect students throughout Arkansas.”

Summit attendees will hear from Max Schachter, a national safe schools advocate, who is the founder and executive director of Safe Schools for Alex. Schachter’s youngest son, Alex, was one of 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting. He has received numerous accolades for his advocacy, such as the Citizen Volunteer Service Award from former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, the statement said.

Miss Arkansas Ebony Mitchell will discuss her partnership with the Attorney General’s Office to educate Arkansas children about online safety. In partnership with the Attorney General, Mitchell distributed more than 2,500 Attorney General Internet Safety Brochures to schools across the state.

Amy Klinger from the Educators School Safety Network will also present. Klinger “combines knowledge of law enforcement procedures with hands-on experience in education administration. She provides training and lectures on school safety and crisis management. Dr. Klinger in active shooter response, crisis management, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, and as lockdown improvements stem from his work developing training courses for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” the statement read.

For more information about the event or to register, visit https://bit.ly/3SpfDQm.

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