Webinar Week: August 14 - 18, 2017
The International Public Safety Association believes in providing mission critical, educational and affordable training opportunities to the public safety community throughout the year.
Join us by participating in our first Webinar Week this August 14-18, 2017. Each day, Monday - Friday, IPSA will host a Free Educational Webinar at 10am Arizona Time.
Sessions, Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are below
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Critical Role of 911 on a Hostage Negotiation Team
Available until August 31.
Mindy Secrest is with Arlington County (Virginia) Police Department. She has over 15 years of experience in police and fire dispatch, experience as a CTO, assistant supervisor, volunteer fire/rescue, has worked with members of the ACPD Negotiation team and is co-lead of the ACPDs Dispatch Peer Support / CISM team. Ms. Secrest is passionate about teaching and adding every possible skill and tool to ensure dispatchers are supporting field units in a comprehensive manner.
Critical Incident/Active Shooter Awareness
Available until August 31.
Lieutenant Brian Ruck has served with a major metropolitan police department in the National Capital Region or eighteen years. This includes fourteen years of experience as a SWAT operator, firearms instructor, and tactics trainer. Lieutenant Ruck has been the lead trainer for the department’s active shooter programs since 2005 to include the nationally recognized Paramilitary Attack Counter Offensive Plan (PACOP) model. Brian also owns a public safety consulting company specializing in preparing civilians to survive critical incidents.
Why first responders need post incident debriefings
Availble through August 31.
Ms. Amy Morgan is the Director of Academy Hour, a provider of mental health and leadership training. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree, has earned a Master's degree in Counseling and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Sciences. She is a certified ASIST and QPR trainer of suicide intervention courses and is trained as an Oklahoma Supreme Court civil mediator.
Thursday, August 17 @ 10am Arizona
Whether your agency has a UAS Program, is considering it or you're just looking to increase your knowledge, you should sign up for this webinar.
Policies and use cases for UAS Programs are constantly changing. It is incredibly challenging for agencies to keep up. The instructors will briefly discuss the concepts of Airspace, Airman certification, and Aircraft (UAS are aircraft), as well as discuss operating requirements under either Public vs Civil legal frameworks, the relevant statutes that apply, the process to follow, considerations to be given when considering using UAS in public safety, and some handy tools and references for the UAS operators.
Attendees will learn about specific public safety use cases of UAS. Additionally, an overview of what is happening nationally in public safety and opportunities how you can be more involved as an individual, an organization and/or both will be shared. This webinar will provide valuable insights as to what is required to implement a new UAS Program.
The presenters include Charles Werner, Chair of IPSA’s UAS Committee and FAArepresentatives John Meehan, Dave Bear and Steven Pansky.
Charles Werner, Chair of the IPSA's UAS Committee
John Meehan, FAA, Management & Program Analyst/Industry Liaison
John is a graduate of West Point and former US Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot and served just over 5 years in the Army as an Aviation Officer before getting his MBA from Boston College and joining private industry, mostly in International Sales and General Management positions. He has worked at three Aircraft OEMs and run Fixed Base Operations at Stewart Airport in New York and Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia. Prior to joining the FAA, John was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Sales at Wyvern Ltd, an aviation risk management company based in Yardley, PA. John holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating rotary wing, a Private Pilot Rating with Instrument rating, single engine land airplane, and a UAS Remote Pilot Certificate.
Dave Bear, FAA, Aviation Safety Inspector, Public Aircraft Operations Subject Matter Expert
Steve Pansky, SME/Contractor FAA, UAS Tactical Operations Emerging Technologies Team
Friday, August 18 @ 10am Arizona
Imagine if your agency’s CAD was hacked and unusable for hours or days. How would your agency function? What if your entire communications network went down? What would you do if your agency was a victim of ransomware?
Why should public safety officials care about cybersecurity? Isn’t it something for IT to figure out? The answer is no. Cybersecurity and cyber threats impact all first responders and it’s important to understand the basics of cybersecurity and the impacts of cyber threats so you can effectively respond and eventually recover.
This webinar will focus on public safety cybersecurity and information protection from a strategic and management perspective rather than strictly a technology perspective. The cybersecurity threat to public safety is real and growing, and the scope of your cybersecurity approach should cover a broad set of public safety technologies including 911, CAD/RMS, radio and broadband communications, public safety data networks, devices like smartphones and public safety information such as personal/victim data (fire and police), public safety personnel data, and evidence.
Reducing cybersecurity risk requires a comprehensive approach spearheaded by agency leadership vs. delegating all responsibility to IT personnel. Effective agency governance, planning, policies and training is critical.
M.K. Palmore, CISSP, is a Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive with strong leadership and mentoring skills responsible for cybersecurity, risk management and strategic-vision creation and implementation. His skilled competencies and areas of excellence include Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance & Compliance, Information Security Program Development, Digital Forensics, InfoSec Incident Response & Management, Physical Security, Executive-Protection, Crisis Response & Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Response Planning.