Seminar by U.S. Secret Service well worth participating in the collaborative training
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, police officers from Brookfield, Riverside, and North Riverside along with school staff members from District 96, District 208, and St. Mary's attended the National Threat Assessment Center’s 2019 School Safety Seminar. This seminar was held at the Rosemont Theater in Rosemont, Illinois and was an all-day event.
Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel organized this event so that all area police departments and schools could attend the training together. Police officers and staff members met at the Rosemont Theater and stayed together as a group to collaboratively participate in the National Threat Assessment Center Workshop.
Chief Thomas Weitzel stated, "This is just one of our ongoing commitments to be prepared in the event of an emergency of extreme violence at one of our area schools. This collaborative training was outstanding and gave a chance for both police and school officials to spend the day listening to national experts. I am extremely proud of all the police agencies and school staff who attended and supported this exceptional educational program."
Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel stated that they will take some of the lessons learned from this seminar and incorporate them into school safety responses, recovery and planning.