NERAC 2023 School Safety Seminar

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is hosting a free School Safety Seminar on October 5th, 2023 to increase community awareness and school preparedness for active shooter threats. Guest speakers will cover topics such as best practices and lessons learned, threat assessments, resources, and emerging trends. This page will be kept up to date with any schedule updates, speaker information, and other relevant details.

Members of all relevant disciplines with a stake in school safety are invited to attend, including Law Enforcement, Fire Personnel, EMS, Emergency Management, School Personnel, Municipal Leadership, etc.

*Pre-Registration is Required – Register Now!*
Register by Monday, October 2nd, 2023

October 5th, 2023
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Endicott College (Beverly, MA)




  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am – Check-In
  • 8:30 am – 8:40 am – Opening Remarks
  • 8:40 am – 12:10 pm – Speakers
  • 12:10 pm – 12:40 pm – Q&A Session
  • 12:40 pm – 12:45 pm – Closing Remarks


  • Opening Remarks:
    NERAC Chair – Chief Jason Gilliland
    Massachusetts Undersecretary of Law Enforcement – Gina Kwon
  • Lisa Hamp: Lessons from a Virginia Tech Survivor

  • Chief Eric Shears: ALERRT’s Uvalde After Action Report

  • Lt. Kevin Devoe: Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS)

  • Chief Tony Pustizzi: Parkland Florida High School Shooting, Through a Police Chief’s Eyes

  • Sal Venturelli: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) School Bus BASE (Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement) Report

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