This Salient-sponsored webinar by Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine is now available on-demand. View the webinar recording here.
The effective response of a school district to a critical incident begins with incorporating “reunification” into the school safety plan. Many school districts and public safety agencies are under-prepared to manage the incident, manage reunification, and manage the overwhelming response from the community.
Learning Objectives from this session include:
- Key considerations in developing the reunification plan
- Integral relationships between agencies and schools
- A “Must Do” in making the plan a reality
Mark E. Kissel
Chief of Police, Retired
Cherokee Co. School District (GA)
Chief Kissel has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career with the Gwinnett County Police Department in 1974 and earned promotions at regular intervals and served as Director of Training and Assistant Chief – Uniform Division. In 1998, he served as Station Commander – Tuzla Region in Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the United Nations International Police Task Force. In 1999, he was hired to establish the Cherokee County (GA) School District Police Department comprised of 20 sworn police officers, an emergency management facilitator and a emergency communications facilitator; he retired after serving 20 years.
Chief Kissel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Public and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council has awarded Chief Kissel with several certifications including Executive level and he is certified as a senior instructor. He teaches criminal justice management and other related courses at Georgia State University and was awarded the Judge Andrew A. Mickle Outstanding Instructor Award in recognition of his contributions and dedicated service to the teaching mission of Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
He has served (on several occasions) as President of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Law Enforcement Executives. This organization is comprised of school district police departments and security units throughout the State of Georgia whose purpose is to provide a network for members to obtain information related to best practices in secondary school safety. He is a member of the International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Police Association (IPA), and is a Life member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP).