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Annual Law Enforcement Summit to focus on school safety

September 25, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The 20th Annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit, which will be held on Oct. 4 at the Benton Event Center, will focus on school safety this year, according to a news release from the Arkansas attorney general's office.

The summit offers free training and educational opportunities for Arkansas' law enforcement community, including prosecutors and criminal justice personnel. The summit is also open to teachers, counselors and educators as the event will focus on collaboration between law enforcement and school administrators in an effort to ensure school safety across Arkansas, the release said.

"This year's Law Enforcement Summit will address concerns that have arisen in school safety," Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in the release. "I encourage officers and educators to register for this free training so they can learn ways to better protect students throughout Arkansas."

The summit attendees will hear from Max Schachter, a national school safety advocate, who is the founder and executive director of Safe Schools for Alex. Schachter's youngest son, Alex, was one of the 17 victims of the Parkland School shooting. He has received numerous honors for his advocacy such as the Citizen Volunteer Service Award by former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, the release said.

Miss Arkansas Ebony Mitchell will discuss her partnership with the attorney general's office to educate Arkansas' children about being safe online. In partnering with the attorney general, Mitchell has dispersed over 2,500 of the attorney general's Internet Safety booklets to schools across the state.

Amy Klinger of the Educators School Safety Network will also give a presentation. Klinger "combines a knowledge of law enforcement procedures with the practical experience of educational administration. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences on school safety and crisis management. Dr. Klinger's expertise in active shooter response, crisis management, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, as well as lockdown enhancements is derived from her work in developing training courses for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency," the release said.

For more information on the event or to register, visit https://bit.ly/3SpfDQm.

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