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Free webinar: Active-shooter readiness

Free webinar: Active-shooter readiness

“Security Training For Newspapers: Active Shooter Preparation & Response”
11 a.m.-Noon Pacific, Friday, Aug. 10
Presented by Kevin W. Techau, Smith, Mills & Schrock Law Firm
This webinar free of charge

Recent tragedies across the U.S.A. have shown that active shootings are a real and deadly threat for all business and communities.

Regardless of the business or community activity, employees, students and everyday citizens have fallen victim to these attacks that often occur without clear warning.

This program will share lessons learned from active-shooter situations. A review of current response concepts, emergency plans and techniques for prevention will be provided.

The latest techniques used by law enforcement, businesses and community agencies in preparing for active shooter scenarios will be explained.

About the presenter: Formerly the United States attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, presenter Kevin W. Techau joined Smith, Mills & Schrock in 2017 as co-chair of the firm’s Government Compliance and Internal Investigations and Municipal Defense practice groups.

In addition to serving as the chief federal law enforcement official for the 52 counties in the Northern District of Iowa, Techau’s 30-year public career includes leadership of the Iowa Department of Public Safety and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Techau spent significant time in service to his country, retiring as a colonel with 27 years of total military service including seven years on active duty with the United States Air Force as a judge advocate, two tours in Europe, service with the Iowa Air National Guard and a Meritorious Service Medal.

Techau was nominated to serve as the United States attorney for Iowa’s Northern District by President Obama in 2013 and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014. While in office, he focused on the prevention and deterrence of violent and drug-related crime as well as building leadership and civilian outreach opportunities within the law.

To register for this free webinar (by Aug. 7, please) click here

Previously: Editors groups offer preparedness guide