College of DuPage Homeland Security Training Institute to Be Featured at Major Law Enforcement Conference
Educator, architects to present case study of College of DuPage first responder training facilities at Midwestern Security & Police Conference/Expo
[Tinley Park, IL] – College of DuPage has redefined the sphere of law enforcement and disaster preparedness training with its Homeland Security Training Institute. The institute includes two active learning facilities (i.e., Homeland Security Education Center, Homeland Security Training Center), whose spaces and programs were developed with input stemming from surveys of 23,000 first responders.
Representatives of local, state, and national agencies, along with other experts in security and law enforcement, will experience those facilities at the 17th annual Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo (MSPCE). College of DuPage and Legat Architects will present Indoor Tactical Village, Video Simulation, and More: Explore a Midwestern Epicenter for Law Enforcement Training at the event on Tuesday, August 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The panel of educators, law enforcement professionals, and architects will share the story behind the only “multifaceted all hazards” training campus of its kind within 1,200 miles. Among the spaces that attendees will learn about are an immersive street scene, forensics and cybercrime labs, a simulated command center, smoke and hazmat rooms, a mock courtroom, a training tower, a 911 call center lab, and an indoor firing range.
Key speakers include the following:
- Raymond Cordell: Suburban Law Enforcement Academy manager, College of DuPage
- Jay Johnson: principal, project manager for Homeland Security Training Institute, Legat Architects
- Dean Roberts: principal architect, McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie
MSPCE, an education and training program sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), takes place at the Tinley Park Convention Center on August 15 and 16.
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