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    2021 Conference: Thomas Kelley Presents “Responding to Gangs In Schools”

    Thomas Kelley, conference speaker, smiling for the camera

    Master Police Officer Thomas Kelley provides an overview of the National Gang Center’s Responding to Gangs in School Guide and highlights the importance of responding to gangs within a school setting using a collaborative approach between law enforcement and school administration. He’ll cover the following three broad topics: (1) Gang activity, identification, and assessment, (2) Planning and implementing a collaborative approach, and (3) Prevention, intervention, and suppression techniques.

    Kelley has twenty-five years of experience with the Hagerstown Police Department including experience working with/for the FLEX Unit (Gang & Violent Crime Suppression Unit), as a Community Officer assigned to various Hagerstown neighborhood and business communities, working on the Washington County Narcotics Task Force (Organized Gang and Narcotics Investigation), the DEA Task Force, and coordinating the MD GOCCP Safe Street Initiative – Hagerstown Coordinator. He’s also worked with the Baltimore Police Department, Northwest District – Patrol and FLEX Operations and as a School Resource Officer within Washington County Public Schools.

    Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders interested in attending Thomas Kelley’s presentation should register for the July 2021 MCSS School Safety Summer Conference at

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