National Center for Campus Public Safety

Reunification Planning: The Next Step

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 2:00–3:00 PM (ET)
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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On Tuesday, March 19, Campus Public Safety Online is pleased to present Reunification Planning: The Next Step, with guest Allen Clark (PDF), executive director of preparedness and security initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU). Allen will discuss why ASU developed a model reunification plan and how others can incorporate it into their own incident command structure.

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Allen’s public safety career has spanned more than 25 years in both fire and law enforcement. He began his public safety career at ASU in 1989 as a police officer, and rose through the ASU Police Department ranks to become assistant chief of police. In 2012, he became ASU’s emergency manager and focused on managing complex incidents, including preparedness initiatives and restoration of normal operations after an incident. He assumed the executive director position in 2017. Prior to his tenure at ASU, Allen worked as an officer in Huachuca City, AZ and as a law enforcement specialist/security forces officer for the Arizona Air National Guard. 

Several years ago, ASU hosted a statewide exercise whereby they “collapsed” part of their stadium while occupied. The focus was responding to a catastrophic event but one of the major issues that arose from the exercise was reunification. ASU found that there was very little existing information to guide them on reunification. With the help of key partners, ASU developed several comprehensive plans to address critical points of the reunification process including a reunification site, call center, and hospital reception site. The model that was designed is easily transferrable and can be plugged into any incident command structure as a branch. In this webinar, Allen will address how ASU developed this model, assumptions that were made, trigger points, and the “three-prong approach” to activation. Participants will also be provided with access to several work books designed to help their institutions of higher education or organizations work through this process.

Reunification planning is a multi-level, multi-discipline process. This webinar is appropriate for those working in senior campus administration, campus safety and security, emergency management, law enforcement, threat assessment, residential life, and student conduct & affairs.

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