This Salient-sponsored webinar by Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine is now available on-demand. View the webinar recording here.
School districts put much thought and time into their emergency response planning and lockdown procedures, but without the right mind set and situational awareness these plans can be ineffective. John Meza, the Director of Student Affairs and District Safety for the Tempe Union High School District and retired Chief of Police for the City of Mesa, will speak on the importance of lock-down procedures, implementing correct physical security measures and emphasize building confidence in the school environment with both staff and students. The session will also cover the importance of working together with local police departments and utilizing effective strategies in preventing school violence. Be prepared, get involved and be part of building a safe secure school.
John Meza, Director of Student Affairs and District Safety at Tempe Union School District is a proven reformer in police and community engagement strategies with over 30 years of police experience, and over eleven years as a police executive. He recently retired as the Chief of Police of the Mesa Arizona Police Department the 38th largest municipality in the United States, and now serves as the Director of Student Affairs and Safety for the Tempe Union High School District. In addition, Chief Meza currently holds the position of President of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network and the Co-Chair for the National Tactical Officers Association’s Officer Wellness Committee.