Why are security professionals attending the Campus Safety Events? Hear first hand what motivated a Campus Security Director to register himself and his team for the National Forum.
"The Campus Safety National Forum is the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with other professionals and remain proactive in the management of school safety."
David Buerger is the Director of Security at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD. Bullis is a 102 acre coeducational independent college preparatory school for students grades 2-12. The Campus Safety Conference Team asked David some questions on why he felt his team needed to be at the National Forum.
Q: What made you decide to attend the Campus Safety National Forum and why did you feel it was important to bring your team?
A: Even though I have 30 years of policing, investigative, and school safety experience, continued professional development and networking are critical. I have been very impressed by subject matter covered in Campus Safety Magazine related to the management of school safety. When I saw the variety of topics covered at the Washington D.C. forum, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to bring our team of safety professionals to the conference.
Q: What conference topics are of most interest to you?
A: I am particularly interested in the value of social media in identifying at risk individuals, preventing targeted violence at school, and using exercises to evaluate plans.
Q: What are your top 3 security/safety concerns?
A: My top 3 security and safety concerns are:
- Traffic safety
- Active threats spilling over from the community
- Athletic event security and safety