Office of Homeland Security
KENTUCKY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY LAUNCHES QUARTERLY MEETINGS WITH PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO RAISE HOMELAND SECURITY AWARENESS

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 24, 2007  
Contact Information:  Joel Schrader
502-564-2081
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford underscored the need for Kentucky businesses to take an active role in security awareness and disaster planning at Midway College today.  

 

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security in partnership with Midway College, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Center for Rural Development hosted private industry leaders to organize quarterly meetings designed to heighten security awareness in the business community.  

 

“It is important that we partner with our industry leaders so they can understand the threats we face in the Commonwealth, both man-made and natural.  When our business partners know what to look for and how to properly report suspicious activity, we have a greater chance of preventing disaster before it strikes,” said Shelby Lawson, Kentucky Homeland Security’s Deputy Director for Operations and Prevention.   

 

The quarterly meetings will focus on current trends and threats and also advise businesses of what they can do to prepare for all types of disasters before they occur.    

 

Midway College is proud to host this forum to help the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security forge Public/Private partnerships,” said Midway President Dr. William B. Drake Jr.

 

The next meeting will be held at Midway College in February 2008.  Tentative topics for discussion will be, “Terrorism 101, Meet Your Law Enforcement Team, and Infrastructure Protection for the private industry.  For registration information, please contact Midway College at 859-846-5762. 

 

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