School Threat, Risk and Vulnerability: How to Keep Our Children Safe

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1:00pm-2:00pm (Eastern)

The topics to be discussed will be based upon actual experiences teaching the “School Based Threat, Risk & Vulnerability Assessments” course with various educators and first responder agencies throughout the country. 

  • Blending the cultures of schools and first responders under unified training to establish expectations.
  • Preparation and training of school policies during emergencies.
  • First responder awareness within school environments.

The featured speaker will be:


Christopher Gandia possesses over 20 years of law enforcement experience with the Londonderry, NH Police Department, currently holding the rank of Captain and was recently assigned as the Division Commander at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. 

His experience includes 15 years of service on the Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit (SWAT) with 6 years as a member of the tactical and executive command staff developing and creating emergency procedures for high risk incidents.  Well versed in critical incident management and operational planning, he currently teaches throughout the United States on the topics of threat, risk and vulnerability assessments with the National Sheriffs’ Association.  He shares his experience with schools, businesses, hospitals, airports, military facilities as well as local, state, and federal agencies.


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