Webinar: How LE and school administrators can train together for active shooter response By:


Register to attend this webinar on October 12 at 2 p.m. EDT / 1 p.m. CDT / 11 a.m. PDT

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While everyone is searching for a solution to prevent school shootings, now is the time for law enforcement agencies to reach out to their local school districts, fire departments and other related agencies in an effort to create training drills, establish city or county-wide reaction plans and gain valuable experience working together. This webinar will outline the steps to accomplish that from conducting meetings and deciding on roles, responsibilities and procedures to developing tabletop exercises and small-scale training drills, and eventually graduating to full-scale training exercises that involve realistic role players and responses. With these tools, cities and counties will be much better prepared should a school shooting ever occur in their district.


From left to right: Chief Shawn Burns, Dr. Harry Hueston and Nate HortonFrom left to right: Chief Shawn Burns, Dr. Harry Hueston and Nate Horton
From left to right: Chief Shawn Burns, Dr. Harry Hueston and Nate Horton

Shawn Burns, Chief of Police, West Texas University Police Department

Chief Shawn Burns is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement, the last 14 years serving as chief at the West Texas University Police Department. Chief Burns currently serves as the Region 2 director for the Texas Police Chiefs Association, chair of the Texas A&M University Council of Law Enforcement Administrators and is a past president of the High Plains Police Chief’s Association.

DR. Harry Hueston, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, West Texas A&M University, Chief of Police (retired)

Dr. Harry Hueston is a retired chief of police after serving 30 years in law enforcement positions in Ohio, California, Arizona and the U.S. Army M.P. Corps. He is a professor emeritus of criminal justice at West Texas A&M University. He has a B.A. in Education from Kent State University, an M.A. in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration and Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona.

Nate Horton, Sergeant, Carlsbad Police Department

Nate Horton served in the Army Infantry with the 101st Airborne Division two years into the Iraq War. A few years after finishing his service with the Army, he began his career in law enforcement. During his tenure, he has worked as a narcotics and major-crimes detective, a school resource officer, and a DUI officer. Nate spent several years working for an FBI Task Force focused on drug and gang enforcement. He has also been a Field Training Officer/Supervisor for the better half of his career. Nate has an Executive Education from the Yale School of Management in Human Capital Strategy, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ashford University, a Master of Justice Management Degree from the University of Nevada-Reno, and a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Nate’s thesis examined the history of school shootings and his dissertation explored the causes of police turnover.

Register to attend this webinar on October 12 at 2 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. CDT / 11 a.m. PDT