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    January Meeting: Active Shooter - What You Can Do

    Date: January 30, 2019, 5:00pm
    2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL (Inside the Workforce Center of Will County)
    Free For GWHRA Members; $15 non-members
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    Business Meeting begins at 5:00pm. 

    Presentation begins upon conclusion of business agenda.  

    Topic: Active Shooter - What You Can Do

    An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

    All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

    This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.

    Course Objectives:

    Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

    Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.

    Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.

    Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.

    Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

    Presenters: Charles DuShane and Rob Hall

    Rob Hall is the Training Sergeant for the Joliet Police Department.  In addition to managing the training of the 272 officers and 69 civilian personnel, he manages the recruiting, onboarding, and employee recognition program, along with “other duties as assigned”.  He also leads the Police Department’s bagpipe band.  Prior to assuming his role as the Training Sergeant in 2014, he spent twenty years on the street working all areas of the city.  He was instrumental in developing the Joliet Police Department’s lockdown protocols for the 48 schools in Joliet.  He spent several years overseeing the lockdown drills that the Police Department conducted with the schools.  Following the shooting at Sandyhook, he led a team that developed detailed response plans and threat assessments for each school in town.  He has also worked with University of St. Francis on their active threat procedures.

    Rob has a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, an M.S. in Training and Development, and an MBA in Human Resources Management, all from University of St. Francis in Joliet.  This past July he earned his SHRM-SCP certification.  He is an adjunct instructor for the College of Business at University of St. Francis.  He serves on the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and as a board member for the G.W. Buck Boys & Girls Club of Joliet.  His greatest joy in life is his wife, a fantastic RN, and three awesome daughters.