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Responding to an Active Shooter


Hear from the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety what to do to keep your students and yourself safe. Response to an active shooter should be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter. This seminar is designed to provide guidance on what to do in a shooting incident, how to be prepared, how to think safely and how to recognize a potential problem, specifically in campus and classroom contexts.

The workshop addresses violent situations that may be disturbing to some participants.

About the Facilitator

Major Irick “T.J.” Geary currently serves as the operations bureau commander with the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. His current responsibilities include management and oversight of the division’s uniformed patrol, crime prevention, crime suppression and National Advocacy Center operations. Major Geary is a graduate of the 251st session of the FBI National Academy and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Criminal Justice degrees from USC, as well as a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He was named USC DLES Officer of the Year in 2007 and has received various other awards and commendations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Due to high demand, this session of "Responding to an Active Shooter" is at capacity. Registration for this workshop is closed.

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