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Protecting Our Future: Addressing School Security Challenges in America

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Agile Strategy Lab, Room L70, of the Central King Building, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 100 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07103 Subcommittee: Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Communications (115th Congress) Issue: Emergency Preparedness & Communications



  • Mr. Jason Botel, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Mr. Alan Hanson, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Robert Kolasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Jared Maples, Director, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey
  • Mr. Ben Castillo, Director, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, Department of Education, State of New Jersey
  • Ms. Jeanne Hengemuhle, Commanding Officer, Division of Human Resources Section, New Jersey State Police
  • Mr. Timothy Gerity, President, New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
  • Mr. Michael Reilly, President, Community Education Council 31, Staten Island, New York



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