July 24 2017

Burlington Police Officers attend Symposium at Columbine High School in Colorado

By: BNEWS

Members of the Burlington Police Department attended a School Safety Symposium at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.


The event was co-hosted by the “I Love U Guys Foundation” and Jeffco Public Schools, a Colorado school district in Jefferson County.

 

The “I Love U Guys Foundation” is an organization that advances school safety by connecting school administrators with law enforcement officials to handle critical events and emergencies. It was founded by John-Michael Keyes, whose daughter Emily was fatally shot in the Platte Canyon CO High School Shooting. Emily’s final text to her father before being killed was, “i love u guys.”


The reason for the symposium was to provide preemptive school safety measures for law enforcement agencies.


Burlington Police Members Sgt. Daniel Hanafin, School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard and Officer Domenic Grossi, participated in the symposium in early July.


The symposium was held for three days and officers from Burlington left with essential skills that the department could implement immediately, a press release states.


Attendees investigated components of a crisis and were given a detailed action plan on how to address emergencies.


The officers were trained in the Standard Response Protocol, which was adopted by the Burlington Public School system in 2016 after Burlington officers, including Police Chief Michael Kent, and Burlington school officials attended the 2016 conference.


Chief Kent made a statement about the purpose of the symposium, “Ensuring the safety of our students, faculty and staff is always a top priority,” he said. “This symposium helps us do that by preparing our officers to handle a variety of school-related incidents in an effective and safe manner.”


Chief Kent and Burlington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eric Conti announced that Burlington Public Schools would adopt the Standard Response Protocol to address any incidents or threats to student safety after both participated in the 2016 conference.


The district transitioned to the new protocol last fall. Watch a video of the protocols here.

 

Members of the Burlington Police Department attended a School Safety Symposium at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

The event was co-hosted by the “I Love U Guys Foundation” and Jeffco Public Schools, a Colorado school district in Jefferson County.

The “I Love U Guys Foundation” is an organization that advances school safety by connecting school administrators with law enforcement officials to handle critical events and emergencies. It was founded by John-Michael Keyes, whose daughter Emily was fatally shot in the Platte Canyon CO High School Shooting. Emily’s final text to her father before being killed was, “i love u guys.”

 

The reason for the symposium was to provide preemptive school safety measures for law enforcement agencies.

Burlington Police Members Sgt. Daniel Hanafin, School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard and Officer Domenic Grossi, participated in the symposium in early July.

The symposium was held for three days and officers from Burlington left with essential skills that the department could implement immediately, a press release states.

Attendees investigated components of a crisis and were given a detailed action plan on how to address emergencies.

The officers were trained in the Standard Response Protocol, which was adopted by the Burlington Public School system in 2016 after Burlington officers, including Police Chief Michael Kent, and Burlington school officials attended the 2016 conference.

Chief Kent made a statement about the purpose of the symposium,

“Ensuring the safety of our students, faculty and staff is always a top priority,” he said. “This symposium helps us do that by preparing our officers to handle a variety of school-related incidents in an effective and safe manner.”

Chief Kent and Burlington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eric Conti announced that Burlington Public Schools would adopt the Standard Response Protocol to address any incidents or threats to student safety after both participated in the 2016 conference.

The district transitioned to the new protocol last fall. Watch a video of the protocols here.

 
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