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August Safety Council Meeting
Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 794-6960

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Thursday, August 09, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

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Topic: Active Shooter
The Westerville Division of Police is providing free training on civilian response to active shooter events. With active shooter incidents occurring in the nation and around the globe, the course is designed to inform, prepare, and empower people with law-enforcement endorsed options that increase situational awareness and personal safety.
Discussion will center on the evolution of mass shootings as a criminal behavior, including analysis and a lessons-learned approach to the tragedies at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary and San Bernardino. Trained officers will explain active shooter trends and how to develop a plan of action based on research, statistics and best practices.
The seminar typically lasts 2-3 hours and includes a PowerPoint presentation and, under special circumstances, scenario-based training as well. However, the program can be modified to meet the needs of your organization.

Presented by: 
Officer Pignatelli, PhD
Officer Daniel Pignatelli has been serving in law enforcement since 1998. Throughout his career, he has worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer, community services liaison and is currently assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau as the policy and accreditation manager. He is a certified OPOTA unit instructor and has been a police academy instructor, Division training instructor and adjunct professor.

He holds a PhD in business with an emphasis on active shooter incidents and police response, as well as a master’s degree focusing on disaster preparedness and domestic/international terrorism. He has received numerous certifications for active shooter training, security assessment procedures and prevention and deterrence of terrorist acts. He is also the lead instructor/trainer for civilian response to active shooter events and has partnered with over 300 corporate and government entities. 

Officer Jeffries 
Officer John Jeffries has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University.  He started his law enforcement career as a police officer for the City of Springfield, Ohio in 1985.  He transferred to the Westerville Police Division in 1988 where he has served as a patrol officer, the Division training officer, and a 19 year member of the Delaware Tactical Unit S.W.A.T. Team.  Officer Jeffries has been an instructor for the Division for over 24 years and is currently assigned as Crime Prevention Officer in the Community Services Bureau.  In 2014, Officer Jeffries was awarded the “Award of Excellence” from the Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association. 

Registration begins at 11 am
Lunch 11:30 am
Presentation 12:15 pm
This course takes 2 hours to complete.  Please make the necessary arrangements.

Contact: Sam Murphy, Programs Coordinator - Ohio Trucking Association (614) 225-1031