Lowering Educational Security Risk, Leveraging All Resources, Consistently Communicating

Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Michigan State Police (MSP) and Michigan’s chapter of InfraGard will meet in Grand Rapids for two and a half hours on the morning of Oct 11th to seek input from, and share information with, leading stakeholders of Michigan educational entities on the topic of educational security.

The topic of discussion is: “Lowering Educational Security Risk – Leveraging All Resources – Consistently Communicating”. Speakers will discuss some of the offerings they bring to the educational community, and upcoming opportunities for educational stakeholders to take advantage of those offerings. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions during a panel discussion and provide input, at both operational, and strategic levels, on how they might improve.

Each agency will present followed by a panel discussion.


  • Michael Baker – Protective Security Advisor, Department of Homeland Security
  • Jim Harkness – Infrastructure Protection Specialist, Michigan Intelligence Operations Center
  • Roberta Gilligan – FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Joint Terrorism Task Force (Grand Rapids)
  • Ron Draayer – Michigan InfraGard, Board of Directors & Davenport University (facilities)

Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30am – Noon

EPS Security Headquarters
750 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Snacks & refreshments will be provided

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