Texas Keynotes

Monday, June 12

8:50 AM - 9:50 AM

The Impact of the Dallas Shootings on El Centro College and the Community

Dr. Joe May

Dallas County Community College District

Jason Rodriguez

Assistant Chief of Police
Dallas ISD

The shootings in Dallas last year shook the nation and the campus protection community to its core. This keynote will take a look back at the events from July 7, 2O16 and how it affected El Centro College, the Dallas lndependent School District, the Dallas PD and the Community as a whole. You'll hear the procedures and responses that took place during this incident and the days immediately following.

ln addition, the presenters will share plans and procedures to consider when addressing violence and safety moving forward on our nation's campuses. This presentation will honor, challenge, support and inspire participants in their current public safety roles and serve as a catalyst for discussion and idea exchange.

Day 2 Keynote

Tuesday, June 13

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Targeted Attacks:  A Behavioral Approach


Special Agent John P. Skillestad will share his experience as a National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NVAVC) field office coordinator to provide insight into the offenders who participate in Active Shootings.  SA Skillestad will share methods in which to prevent these types of acts through identifying, assessing and managing the threats of targeted attacks.



John Skillestad

Special Agent
FBI - Dallas Division

I attended the National Forum in Wash DC in June 2015. I found that the forum offered many great speakers and opportunities to learn and grow as well as the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues nationwide. With the intensity of safety and security growing and maintaining high visibility in our nation, I found that the Forum offered opportunities to address many valuable topics and support services. This field is still growing and the attention it demands is not going to diminish anytime in the near future. I look forward to attending other Forums in future years and am very thankful for ALL the hard work and detailed structure your team provided.