U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virtual Round-table Wednesday May 1, 2013

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

National Protection and Programs Directorate – Office of Infrastructure Protection


Conducting Security Assessments: A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship

Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Following the Newtown, CT and Oak Creek, WI mass casualty shooting incidents, assessing the security vulnerabilities of our schools and houses of worship is more critical than ever. In support of the Presidential Initiative on Reducing Gun Violence, this virtual roundtable explores how to assess and strengthen security at houses of worship and K-12 schools. Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and from religious and educational communities will discuss how to:

• Develop assessment teams

• Assess security measures

• Create a culture of security throughout the institution


This free, online, interactive roundtable will include panel discussions, a question-and-answer session, and additional resources.ng Security Assessments:

, May 1, 2013 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


• Leaders, administrators, staff, and volunteers from schools and houses of worship

• Law enforcement and Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial officials



Andrea T. Schultz – Chief, Commercial Facilities Section, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security

more information, please contact pscdoperations@hq.dhs.gov

A limited number of phone lines will be available for participants, so please plan to listen online using your computer’s speakers or headphones.



Bob Hellmuth – Director, Department of School Safety and Security, Montgomery County, MD Public Schools

Paul Goldenberg – Vice Chair Homeland Security Advisory Committee’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee

Matt Wombacher – Protective Security Advisor, National Capital Region, Department of Homeland Security






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