Sheriff to Host School Safety & Security Analysis Meeting

Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) – On Monday, April 16th, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond will host a School Safety and Security Analysis Meeting for local elected officials and community stakeholders to discuss general school safety.

The meeting will take place at the Westin Hotel in Chattanooga from 8:00am – 11:00am. During this time, a facilitated discussion will be held featuring input from local elected officials, HCDE officials, representatives from the juvenile justice system, as well as mental health advocates.

The primary speaker will be nationally renowned School Safety Expert, Michael Yorio. Mr. Yorio is a former defense industry executive who is credited with founding SSI Guardian, the nation’s leading school safety and security firm and wholly owned subsidiary of School Specialty, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Yorio led the 21st Century Safe School initiative addressing institutional safety from an evidence based best practice approach focusing on the social, emotional, mental, and physical factors.

Later that afternoon, Sheriff Jim Hammond will join the Tennessee Professional Educators Association to host a Town Hall meeting from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at East Hamilton Middle High School. The meeting will be open to the general public.

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