03/26/2013 03:25 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Police Department will host emergency personnel from Southeastern
Conference universities this week for the third annual SEC Police Chief and Emergency
Beginning on Tuesday, March 26, and ending on Friday, March 29, this event brings
together 60 law enforcement administrators and emergency management professionals
from all 14 of the SEC schools to share their experiences and best practices. The
conference is being held on the LSU campus. The two previous conferences were held
by the University of Tennessee in 2011 and the University of South Carolina in 2012.
The conference includes roundtable discussions and presentations from representatives
of LSU Police, Emergency Management and Athletics. Presentations will also be made
by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Center for Spectator Sports
Safety and Security, the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, Penn
State University, Texas A&M University, and Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike
Conference highlights include discussion of bomb threat action plans, campus evacuation
planning, football event security operations, managing major media events, federal
support programs for campus public safety agencies and roundtable discussions for
all participants. Separate breakout sessions for emergency managers and police chiefs
will address topics including crisis communications, protective action planning and
The SEC is composed of the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, Auburn
University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of
Kentucky, Louisiana State University, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State
University, the University of Missouri, the University of South Carolina, the University
of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, and Vanderbilt University.
Please visit http://lsu.edu/police and LSU Police Department on Facebook.
Media representatives who would like to cover this event should contact LSU Police Capt. Cory Lalonde to coordinate the best time to attend, as not all sessions are open to the public. Capt. Lalonde can be reached at 225-578-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013