Monroe College School of Criminal Justice to Host Symposium: "Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents"

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Keynote Speakers Include Chief of Newtown Police Department and Leading Officials from the NYPD

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that its School of Criminal Justice will host a symposium entitled, “Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents,” which will be held at the college’s Bronx campus on October 16.

Leading the discussion will be several distinguished public figures who have the experience and expertise to provide valuable knowledge and insights on the issue at hand, including Michael Kehoe, Chief of the Newtown Police Department, who was present during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. He will be presenting alongside three other top officials from the New York Police Department (NYPD), including John Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism; Deputy Chief Vincent Giordano, Commanding Officer of the Emergency Service Unit; and Daniel Oleks, Intelligence Research Specialist.

“As active shooter incidents are becoming increasingly widespread, posing a serious threat to individuals and communities alike, it is of the utmost importance to be on guard and prepared in the event that such an incident occurs,” said Michele Rodney, Dean of Monroe’s School of Criminal Justice. “This symposium brings together top officials and leading experts who have experienced the devastating impact of active shooter violence first-hand, and will help foster a discussion on preparedness and response, and how to develop prevention methods and tactics going forward.”

Law enforcement professionals from police agencies in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will also be attending, along with public safety officers for hospitals, movie theaters and shopping malls.

Founded in 2003, Monroe College’s School of Criminal Justice prepares students for careers as law enforcement officers, social justice workers and emergency responders at the local, state and federal levels. The school offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, with minors in human services and emergency management. Students can also earn a master’s degree in criminal justice through Monroe’s King Graduate School. For more information on the School of Criminal Justice, please visit here.

About Monroe College

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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