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    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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    NOTICE: OUR JANUARY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER FORCASTED FOR THE AREA.  We will reschedule our topic in the near future. We hope to see you at our next meeting in February. 

    Business Meeting begins at 5:00pm. 

    Presentation begins upon conclusion of business agenda.  

    Topic: Active Shooter - What You Can Do (PLEASE NOTE: Due to the government shutdown, our presenter may not be able to appear for this workshop. We are prepared with a back-up topic on Talent Aquisition Strategy in the case that the shutdown is still in progress as of January 30th. CEUs will still be available for the alternate topic.)

    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

    Since September 2008, Charles M DuShane, has been the Chicago Protective Security Advisor with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Protection Security Coordination Division, he serves as the on-site critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments specialists.  He serves as the DHS infrastructure protection liaison between Federal agencies; State and local government agencies; and the private sector.  He leads the coordinated national effort to reduce the risk of our critical infrastructure and a key resource posed by the acts of terrorism, and strengthens national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other emergency. 

    From March 1983 to September 2008, was employed by the United States Secret Service, during his last assignment with the United States Secret Service, he served as an Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office, supervised the Protective Intelligence and Protection squads. DuShane managed complex threat investigations against Secret Service protectees, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Joint Terrorism Task Force.  As a senior manager, he designed and implemented successful security strategies for U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance.  He also served as the Chicago Field Office security coordinator for the 1994 World Cup Soccer and the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Sheraton Hotel site.

    DuShane was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division from 1989 to 1993, where he served on the permanent protection detail protecting President George H. and Mrs. Barbara Bush and President and Mrs. Clinton. 

    DuShane began his career with the United States Secret Service, Chicago Field Office, conducting complex white collar criminal investigations, while assigned to forgery, fraud and counterfeit squads; conducted security advances for U.S. presidents, vice presidents, their families, U.S. presidential candidates and visiting foreign heads-of-state.

    Protective Security Advisor DuShane began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the Morton Grove, Illinois Police Department.


    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.