Sheriff to Host Free Emergency Training for Schools

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With news of school violence and gun control in the national spotlight almost daily, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free seminar on preventing and responding to emergencies in schools.

The training seminar entitled “Preparing Your School For a Crisis” is open to law enforcement agencies and school administrators and security personnel in Arkansas and Oklahoma, according to a news release from Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, who is also taking part in the event.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

The seminar will be held in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Institute, Safe Schools Initiative, and the Western District of Arkansas Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and include topics like ‘Planning for Crisis in School,’ ‘Evaluating/Assessing the Campus,’ and ‘Responding to Active Shooters in School.’

Registration for the free seminar is required. Click here for the registration form.

To register, submit the registration form or simply provide your organizations name, number of attendees, and contact information by February 18, 2013, by mail, fax, or email to:

Arkansas Safe Schools
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas
414 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
FAX 479-441-0578

For questions, please call the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, at 479.783.1051, or the United States Attorney’s Office, at 479.783.5125, or e-mail