EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR WITH tarrant county college
This complimentary seminar provided organizations insight and best practices in preparing for the worst case scenario, from
severe weather events to active shooter incidents.
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Vehicle-Based Attacks: Considerations for Securing Special Events
Deputy Chief, Leland Strickland of the Arlington Police Department paid a special visit to the Alertus Seminar Series at Tarrant County College. Chief Strickland taught participants to be vigilant, identify risks, and defend against vehicle based attacks.
Keynote speaker: deputy chief leland strickland
Leland Strickland has worked for the City of Arlington Police Department for 21 years. He currently serves the organization as a Deputy Police Chief and oversees various workgroups that include the SWAT Section, Traffic Section, and Special Events Section.
Leland previously served the department as commander of the department's Special Events Unit from 2009 to 2012. During that time, his workgroup helped create public safety plans for Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium) and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (now Globe Life Park) as well as plan, organize and manage law enforcement operations for marquee events at both venues to include: 2010 NBA All-Star Game, 2010 World Series, 2011 World Series and Super Bowl XLV.
Leland received his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University and is a graduate of the 267th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Vehicle-based Attacks: Considerations for Securing Special Events
The recent rise in the use of vehicles as a weapon poses new and unique challenges to law enforcement and security personnel. This keynote presentation will review the history of vehicular attacks, the various considerations of preparing for the worst-case scenario, including the use of physical barriers, identifying approach points, and finally, the challenge of balancing aesthetics vs. effectiveness when it comes to securing special events.
Tarrant County College district case study presentation
"Think, Prepare, and Act": Know what to in the face of an emergency
W. Kirk Driver, Manager of Safety and Emergency Management, Tarrant County College District
Join the TCCD Department of Safety & Emergency Management for their award-winning program on educating Staff, Faculty and Students about personal and workplace emergency preparedness information. Be amazed at information based on our simple, yet scientifically proven philosophy of; “Think, Prepare, & Act.” Satisfaction guaranteed.
W. Kirk Driver
Kirk brings 27 years of public safety experience to his job as the Manager of Emergency Management with the Tarrant County College District’s Department of Safety & Emergency Management. Starting his career as a firefighter, he moved into emergency management at State, County, and Private Sector levels. Wanting to include new areas, he has served on a Federal Disaster Medical Team, participated in planned events like Olympic Games, Super Bowls, NASCAR races, and then finally into Higher Education as an adjunct professor with the University of North Texas since 2001, teaching emergency management (of course).
Kirk has a MPA from Troy University, a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds the highest professional certifications as an Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers and the Emergency Management Association of Texas.
Alertus Technologies Presentation Speakers
Rob Reid, Regional Sales Manager, South Central
Ryan Kelly, Regional Account Manager, South Central
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