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Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness Webinar

Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
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This webinar presentation will cover previous active shooter incidents, the evolution of police response, protective measures available to individuals and organizations, and how to react to an active shooter situation. The presentation also highlights additional DHS tools, training and resources available to public and private sector partners for your awareness and use as well. The presenter will be John E. Busch, Protective Security Advisor-Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

John Busch currently serves the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the State of Wisconsin. Prior to this appointment, he served for 3 years as the PSA for Northern Illinois and the City of Chicago. Mr. Busch is dedicated to supporting the nation’s efforts to ensure a safe and resilient America. In this roll, Mr. Busch provides infrastructure protection reach-back capacity for both the private sector and state and local partners. He also aids and assists in the protection and enhancement of existing critical infrastructure within the region. Mr. Busch also contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of risk to critical infrastructure at the regional, state, and local level.

Mr. Busch has over 20 years of military experience ranging in scope from infantry, military police, and special operations; he continues to serve as a member of the Army National Guard and currently holds the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He has significant combat and contingency operations experience via numerous deployments to Iraq/Middle East, the Balkans, and Trans-Saharan Africa. He is also one of only a handful of commissioned US Army Military Police Officers in the regiment’s history to have earned both the LT Matthew S. Coutu Distinguished Honor Graduate Award and the LT Timothy E. Price Peer Leadership Award upon completing the Military Police Officer Leadership Course.

Mr. Busch also brings over 8 years of experience from his previous role directly contributing to the nation’s Infrastructure Protection efforts while supporting DHS via an Interagency Agreement with the Department of Defense. In this capacity, he served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and senior advisor for both infrastructure and physical security systems and contributed to the development, refinement, and delivery of training curriculum for Critical Infrastructure assessment teams throughout the country. Mr. Busch has also directly supported or served as the assessment team lead on over 250 DHS threat and vulnerability assessments, ranging from Infrastructure Survey Tools (IST’s), Site Assistance Visits (SAV’s), Buffer Zone Protection Plans (BZPP’s), Infrastructure Visualization Platforms (IVP’s), and Regional Resiliency Assessment Projects (RRAP’s). Mr. Busch brings extensive experience to the PSA program in the fields of physical/technical security, threat and vulnerability assessments, operational/tactical analysis and planning, and interagency coordination/private sector partnership building.

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